Art Alexion on 29 Jul 2010 19:44:42 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Suggestions for distro for DNS server

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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] Suggestions for distro for DNS server
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 22:38:46 -0400
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On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Chris Nehren <c.nehren/> wrote:
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On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:07:01 -0400
Art Alexion <> wrote:

> Damned phone. I typed DNS. I hate software that thinks its smarter
> than me. Then again, if I was so smart, I would have proofread before
> hitting send.

So, do you really need a DNS server, or an SMS server? (gateway?) For
DNS, I would second the FreeBSD suggestion but I lean towards djbdns.
The config syntax is terse, yes. Once you learn it, however, there's a
lot more information per line than BIND will ever be able to achieve.
This means less cross-referencing, which is especially important in an
environment with thousands of dynamically-generated records.

As I had a deadline before this weekend, I downloaded Centos, openSuse, and Ubuntu server.  I ended up using Ubuntu because:

1. I couldn't get the openSuse download to complete.
2. CentOS downloaded fine, but the install script crashed 3x in a row during package selection.
3. I am familiar with Ununtu and aptitude. 

I will implement the the ubuntu server, but I'm going to try to do the other one with FreeBSD as suggested. 

Thanks to all
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