It's not technically required when setting up Tor, so I think a lot of
people just forget about it. When I set up an exit relay, I knew I was
supposed to run a local DNS server, but I completely forgot to install it
until about a month later when the topic appeared in this list.

The other problem is that Google DNS is almost always used by default in
many VPS providers. I suppose it's cheaper when they don't have to provide
their own servers.

On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 5:52 AM, Toralf Förster <>

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> Reading [1] I do wonder about that.
> Why do Tor exit relay operators avoid installing a local resolver - or at
> least simple a cache as shown in [2] ?
> Adding different nameserver= lines to /etc/resolv.conf than
> shouldn't be a big thing, or ?
> [1]
> [2]
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