Internet Sharing (about dns)
Joao Pedro Clemente
jpcl at rnl.ist.utl.pt
Mon Oct 15 05:48:02 PDT 2001
> > > Do you know how I would set up a DNS forwarder in Linux?
> > y not just nat the DNS too?
> Well, that's what I do now. :-)
> I just figured it would be 'cleaner' if my internal machine didn't have
> to have any knowledge about my connection. So that. if my connection
> would change, only the router would have to be updated.
You're completely right. That is the config I have.
In my Linux router's (yes, I talked about a windows NAT machine, but that
is not the only one I have :), I have the samething setup and I use a
"dnsmasq" that I recommend you. Its easy to set up . Look for it in
It is :
3 reasons to use it :
a) Speed up dns resolution (by caching)
b) Dynamic dns server change if you change ISP's
c) It can act as a dns server for you home network
( I love being able to "ping mymachine" :)
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