[Ilugc] Check you DNS

kenneth gonsalves lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Sat Jul 7 17:51:20 IST 2012

On Sat, 2012-07-07 at 17:41 +0530, Balasubramaniam Natarajan wrote:
> > the simplest solution to the problem is to run a cacheing only
> > nameserver on local host
> > --
> >
> Please explain more on this I did not understand.  My idea about DNS
> server
> is that if your local DNS server does not have an IP corresponding to
> a
> domain name or if its cache does not have one it will look up the next
> level DNS server's what ever you have configured to see if that has an
> answer.  If at all you have configured your ISP's DNS server as the
> next
> level DNS server and if your ISP is ignorant about DNS changer malware
> we
> will at least know to skip using the ISP's DNS server by starting to
> use
> open DNS. 

install powerdns for example - tell it to run on Configure
your network to use the nameserver on Done. Goodbye to your
ISP's nameserver. Even simpler is to set your nameserver to the opendns
IPs - and I have been using vsnl/bsnl
since 1995 and I can assure you their dns sucks bigtime. I used my local
nameserver till about 2006 when I became aware of opendns.
Kenneth Gonsalves

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