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 From:  Daniele Guazzoni <daniele dot guazzoni at gcomm dot ch>
 To:  "'m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch'" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] newbie question
 Date:  Wed, 31 Aug 2005 23:53:45 +0200

I also run my own DNS on an ADSL link and I use a free secondary server:
and I'm pretty happy about it (for that price...)


Vince Van De Coevering wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com] 
>>Overall I'd agree with this, but unless you really, really want to for
>>some reason, I'd avoid using your own DNS servers.  You typically get
>>free and solid DNS with domain name registration (and if not, transfer
>>to a registrar that does offer this).  Not to mention they'll give you
>>a primary and secondary, and if they do things right they'll be on
>>separate /24 networks, at a minimum, and maybe in two different
>>physical locations.  Unless you run a serious NOC yourself, I wouldn't
>>consider hosting your own DNS.
> That may be true for ISPs that provide service in your area
> But my ISP charges a per month per domain fee to host DNS.
> To further their monopoly they refuse to follow the RFC for
> Classless reverse addressing.
> I host my own DNS for just that reason.
> The Private Public DNS server model is another reason to
> Host your own DNS.  In that model you set up a DNS server
> That provides zone transfers to the DNS servers defined
> As primary and secondary for your domain.  Any change you
> Make will be sent up to these servers.  You don't have to
> Worry about configuration inconsistencies between the two
> Servers since they draw their info from the same source.
> I use zones extensively in Bind.  I have a zone that provides
> Answers to DNS questions in the safe side of the firewall
> Using LAN addresses and another zone that answers requests
> Using the public IP addresses for requests from the wild
> Side of the firewall. 
> I guess it's a matter of preference...
> Vince Van De Coevering
> IT Manager
> Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
> 503-371-9318 x216
> vpv at figaros dot com
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