[CentOS] OT Advantage of running DNS server?

Mon Jun 22 12:48:06 UTC 2015
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 01:14:56PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> What is the advantage, if any, of running one's own DNS server?
> Surely the link between domain name and IP address
> must already have been established?

DNS servers *are* the link between domain name and IP address.
Someone has to run it, there is no other way to 'establish' it. 

Like any service (such as web services, mail, cloud), the choice of 
whether to host it yourself or pay someone else to host it really
boils down to what you use it for.  If you only have a small handful
of domain names that rarely update, don't bother.  If you have a
dynamic, complex infrastructure, it might make sense.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>