[CentOS] DNS Serving - Why my own?

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Oct 7 20:45:27 UTC 2009

> ML wrote:
>> HI All,
>> Can anyone explain why I might want to run my own DNS Server in-house?
>> I have a comcast business circuit and use their DNS servers and when I
>> need entries, I use GoDaddy where I buy my domains.
> It depends upon how many PCs / servers you have and what functions these
> perform.
> If you only have one or two computers, do not run your own servers then
> you have no need for your own DNS.

Yup. That's what /etc/hosts is for, and if I had under, say, a dozen or so
systems, that's what I'd use.

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