John Summerfield wrote: > > I prefer to use my own DNS server; it works better, and is more > educational. > Well, I have run bind in the past. I have done a fair number of zone files, and had the usual problems of forgetting to increment the version number once or twice. Currently I am running dnsmasq and letting it read the /etc/hosts file. For a home network, with few computers, programs like dnsmasq are probably a better choice. It can also function as a DHCP server, or read the leases file of a "real" DHCP server. Even though it is less educational, running a package that combines a DHCP server and a DNS server, and lets you use simple config files are probably a better idea for a home network. It gives you time to explore other areas. On the other hand, I actually enjoyed configuring bind, dhcpd, and tftp. - I have even set up dhcp and Etherboot to use a second server as the tftp server. At one of the LUG meetings, I brought along a pre-configured server so we could boot Linux from the computers in a computer lab without touching their hard drives. They could not boot from the CD, but could do a PXE boot. (We could not access the BIOS, but could do a network boot...) Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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