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Enterprise Networking Planet: Buck DNS Monoculture with BIND Alternatives

[ Thanks to Carla
Schroder
for this link. ]

“DNS is fundamental to network operations, but rather
surprisingly, given the usual free/open source software community’s
habit of having multiple versions of everything, it has evolved
into a DNS server monoculture dominated by ISC BIND (Berkeley
Internet Name Domain). All other issues aside, such as security and
performance, monoculture is not healthy. There’s a whole world
outside of BIND; a pleasant world full of DNS servers that are
simple to configure, and reliable and secure to use.

“Out of several good choices, we’re going to look at MaraDNS and
Dnsmasq. MaraDNS is great for both caching and authoritative name
serving, and claims to be highly secure. Dnsmasq is a great program
for name services on the LAN: DNS caching, local name resolution,
and DHCP…”


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