default local DNS caching name server

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Sat Apr 12 15:25:44 UTC 2014

Am 12.04.2014 17:11, schrieb Paul Wouters:
> On Sat, 12 Apr 2014, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> "we" should not do anything - because "we" don't have a clue about the
>> network of the enduser
> We know and handle a lot more than you think already using unbound with
> dnssec-trigger and VPNs. Why don't you give it a shot and give us some
> feedback on how it works for you on your laptop?

because i stopped to use laptops years ago?
because i have way too complex dns setups for such magic?
because i don't touch NM in that life?

i speak in that thread as one who understands the pain of playing with
DNS and what happens if assumtions are made wrong

>> if the roadrunner has the VPN client directly on his machine, well
>> then he needs to make a decision:
> They needs to make no decision, it has been automated already:
> if [ -n "$(pidof unbound)" ]; then
>     echo "updating local nameserver for ${PLUTO_PEER_DOMAIN_INFO} with ${PLUTO_PEER_DNS_INFO}"
>     /usr/sbin/unbound-control forward_add ${PLUTO_PEER_DOMAIN_INFO} ${PLUTO_PEER_DNS_INFO}
>     /usr/sbin/unbound-control flush_zone ${PLUTO_PEER_DOMAIN_INFO}
>     /usr/sbin/unbound-control flush_requestlist
>     return 0
> fi

and if you cross my street with a users machine give me a single button to disable
that because you break my setups with that - no i can't explain internal infrastructure
in the public but there has to be no local cache in my way

if a co-worker asks for a dns-record, tried to call the site already you have no
business to have a negative cache on the client while all 4 internal nameservers
where two are already caching-servers for external responses and used as forwarder
for non-auth zones have already the answer

DNS1: cache
DNS2: cache
DNS3: auth for 600 zones
DNS4: auth for 600 zones

users asking DNS1 and DNS2
they are doing recursion

DNS3 and DNS4 are for public access from the internet to resolve customer domains

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