On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 08:34:35AM -0600, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Mikael Bak put forth on 1/22/2010 7:50 AM:
> > Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> >>
> >> 1.  Spamhaus has banned Google Public DNS resolver queries.
> > 
> > Stan,
> > Do you have a good enough reason to not run your own name resolver on
> > your front MX machine?
> > 
> > IMO relying on third parties for DNS on an MX is bad design.
> Due to this fiasco I'm already looking into it.  I'd never really considered 
> it
> an issue until now since it's such a light duty box.  Not sure if I have 
> enough
> memory on the box right now to run a caching resolver.  I may need to grab a
> stick or two.  It wouldn't be an issue except for the fact I recently added a
> bunch of daemons to this box so I could decommission a _really old_ machine
> (dual P166) that housed the mail store and file shares.  That increased the
> memory footprint quite a bit.
> Suggestions for a lightweight local resolver daemon on Debian Lenny are 
> welcome.
>  I've never actually used bind before and I've never been a dns admin.  I 
> have a
> vague hazy memory of reading grumblings that bind may be a bit too "heavy" for
> using as a local machine resolver.
> -- 
> Stan

pdns-recursor is easy to configure/use and has a tuneable
resource footprint.


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