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    Running DNS and Gateway/Router be on same box?


    When setting up a DNS server, should that be the only application on that box??

    or is it ok to use DNS server as a gateway for an internal network??

    or should I just run DNS server on one box, and buy a Linksys router for gateway??

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    you can make that box a combination email/web/file/dhcp/dns/gateway/<insert service here> server all at the same time, as long as it has the resources to handle it

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    If you are running proffesional DNS servers, you should run DNS allone and should have two. Now saying that you can do anything you want that is the beauty of Linux. I run two registered DNS servers both on p3 333's; this is way more than needed but since I registered them and if they go down it could take a week to get all the other DNS updated if yours ever go down. Passed that I ran my web and mail server on the same box for a while till I started getting Virtual domains now I recently got another box to seperate them.

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