Bind as a chaching nameserver

DAve dave.list at
Wed Apr 26 11:58:16 UTC 2006

Richard Collyer wrote:
> Hello,
> I've recently been getting a lot of trouble with SpamAssassin performing 
> a lot of rDNS lookups which is causing network issues (timeouts etc to 
> DNS servers).
> I am trying to install BIND (or djbdns) as a simple caching nameserver. 
> Just to take some of the load off the networks DNS servers (my ISPs).
> However I am having trouble finding a good tutorial to follow.
> I've looked at 
> but its mainly going on about being a nameserver which is not what I am 
> after, wanting to keep it more simple than that.
> [root at brian:/usr/local/etc] $ named -v
> BIND 9.3.1
> Can anyone suggest me a good tutorial to follow, I've googled but mostly 
> they are for debain/redhat and some of the commands and files are 
> different.

DJB's instructions for running a cache on a workstation is the simplest 
set of instructions I know of. I've used them for years with great 
success o all my servers. Good for web and mail servers as well SA.

I also recommend the SpamAssassin Wiki. Look under the heading 
"Performance Tips:".


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