Setup Internal caching DNS Server

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Mon Nov 14 01:27:30 UTC 2005


On Sun, 2005-11-13 at 12:17 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> I'd think that ISP's would encourage local
> DNS servers anyway - you really should have one that provides
> answers for reverse (number-to-name) lookups for all of your
> private addresses behind NAT or you'll throw a lot of unnecessary
> traffic at the root servers and expose your internal topology
> as most connection attempts result in a name lookup.

Making an assumption that most Linux users would have hosts files or
DNS, I'd think that they'd not do that.

Making an assumption that the greatest majority of users are using
Windows, does their internal networking system (SMB, etc.) use DNS for
resolution?  I thought it used lmhosts and broadcasts as a fall back,
usually?

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