Bruno Wolff III wrote: > On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:14:58 -0600, > "Mikkel L. Ellertson" <mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote: >> He may also find that dnsmasq, witch is in the repository >> (dnsmasq-2.45-1.fc10.i386) may do the job, and is much simpler to >> set up then bind. > > That's a forwarder isn't it? > > (When I was listing DNS server types I forgot to mention forwarders which > can be used to selectively pass requests on to recursive resolvers either > to provide local caching or to query different servers based on attributes > of the request.) > It is a forwarder, caching name server, and a name server for the local network all in one. It can also act as a DHCP server. It works well for a home or small office. But it is not a full featured name server. (Does a home network need one?) From the man page: Dnsmasq accepts DNS queries and either answers them from a small, local, cache or forwards them to a real, recursive, DNS server. It loads the contents of /etc/hosts so that local hostnames which do not appear in the global DNS can be resolved and also answers DNS queries for DHCP configured hosts. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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