[CentOS] DNS Serving - Why my own?

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Wed Oct 7 20:57:22 UTC 2009

Ryan Pugatch wrote:
> Another reason would be to avoid your ISP's redirection when a host 
> doesn't resolve.  Comcast, for example, will send your request to their 
> search page.  This can confuse some people, or can potentially end up 
> leading you to a malicious page (I don't trust their search results). 
> It's also annoying because pretty much everything will resolve whether 
> it is valid or not.


I always run my own DNS server at home, and skip the ones provided by 
Comcast (or any other provider, really). It's so easy, provided you have 
a system running 24/7 somewhere on the network. Most distributions 
provide some sort of plug-and-play recursive resolver, you just need to 
install it and turn it on.

Florin Andrei


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