much to my surprise....

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri Sep 23 07:14:47 UTC 2011

On 23/09/2011 01:08, Frank Shute wrote:
> I had to use them because my static IP all of a sudden became dynamic
> (crappy ISP). Now it seems to have gone back to static again.

There are much better ISPs in the UK -- usually the smaller ones give
you much better service.  You can get a /28 fixed block as part of a
standard package if you shop around.

> I certainly wouldn't consider running my own DNS server (having done
> it). It's more trouble than it's worth and is just one more
> vulnerability/thing to go wrong. You can just use hosts for a small
> network.

Not my experience.  Running my own DNS is simple and trouble free, plus
it gives me much more scope to play with things like DNSSEC.



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