[OT] Hosting a DNS

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Wed Jun 3 14:39:32 UTC 2009

Rakotomandimby Mihamina wrote:

> 06/03/2009 04:24 PM, GNUbie::
>> What do you think is the main reason or the importance of hosting your
>> own DNS when your ISP and/or Domain Registrar can host it for you for
>> FREE?
> My main reason is speed.
> Home:
> I am connected on internet over a GPRS connexion and I'd rather cache
> DNS queries/results locally. That saves me some times.
> Work:
> I have a VSAT connexion with 300ms latency to the world. I'd rather have
> DNS on the LAN.

A mere 300ms?  My VSAT latency is more like 500ms :-(  And the sat-modem has 
it's own caching DNS built in.  But that's not quite the same as "hosting" 
your own DNS.

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