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First, thank you to whoever helps me. I don't post much in these forums but I'm trying to get back into linux before a college course next semester. I have ...
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    DNS Server lingo/implementation -- Help!


    First, thank you to whoever helps me. I don't post much in these forums but I'm trying to get back into linux before a college course next semester. I have looked over a lot of how to's, done some forum searching but the jargon is just stumping me.

    If you know of a good how to that details what I'm looking for, I'd be happy to read it!

    I'm trying to use debian (newest version, no options installed. Just a CLI. Network is up, I can access ftp via wu-ftpd) to set up for a home dns server. This server will be running some other servers as well, so it won't be going to waste.

    I just want this DNS server to the first "stop" for DNS requests to speed up my dns queries. Have it cache a list and whenever it doesn't have a copy, request one from opendns and google dns.

    I'm currently running pfsense as the router, can I get the same functionality from that? I know it has dns out of the box, but was just curious if it cached them for later use.

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    On Debian, you just install bind9. By default it will set
    up a caching nameserver.

    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get install bind9
    You would need to do additional configuration if you
    wanted to resolve local addresses, or serve for a domain
    owned by you.

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    Thanks for the info! I was suprised it worked that easily out of the box!

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