[svlug] DNS & Firefox fails on Linux, WindIE works only on older windows OS, ex not Vista

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Apr 25 20:38:14 PDT 2010


Quoting Tim Utschig (tim at tetro.net):

> Better yet, as Rick often recommends, run your own local caching
> DNS resolver.

'Unbound' and PowerDNS Recursor are two of several good recursive 
nameserver packages that include AAAA resolution.  Both are literally
zero-administration daemons, once you install the package:  You just
start it and make sure /etc/resolv.conf points there.

I honestly can't understand why one would use an ISP recursive
nameserver _or_ OpenDNS _or_ Google Public DNS, when inherently a local
recursive nameserver gives the lowest possible response latency, and
keeps an important function at home rather than in some stranger's
hands.  More at:  http://linuxgazette.net/170/googledns.html




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