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anyone run their own DNS server?

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I just did a DSN benchmark and found that the best DSN server for my area has cached latency of around 150ms. I don't think 150ms is really bad but it could be better. I know close to nothing about running a personal DSN server but I have a squid server running so why not add DNS to it? 99% of my browsing is on the same sites. oc.net, facebook, dailytech etc.

anyone done this before?
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We do it at work, it's certainly nice to have some flexibility with it sometimes. I don't have experience doing it with BIND (or under Linux at all for that matter) but it's stupidly easy using Windows Server.
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I did for a while, but more for fun than for function.

It's not really worth it.
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Originally Posted by hks85 View Post

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Our fileserver uses dnsmasq as a caching proxy. It is nice since you can implement something like :
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

and have it protect all of the LAN hosts from most ads, etc, instead of on a per-PC basis.
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We use cPanel's DNS only feature on a dedicated server to handle our DNS clustering on our entire network. I wouldn't say it helps with performance, but it does help with keeping our sites alive in the dns cache, if ever the webserver goes down. It's also kinda redundant when we put it altogether with our load balancers, since our roundrobins will keep our site alive even if 2 webservers were to go down rolleyes.gif
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I have a caching DNS server at home, only because I just turned it on, on my home server. I wouldn't build a box just for caching DNS for your network unless you feel it's too slow to get the name resolution. There was a DNS tool to check a bunch of dns servers you enter for the fastest. In OCN somewhere...
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