Local DNS cache for faster browsing

A local DNS cache can help tremendously for faster browsing since you’re caching the DNS request instead of attempting that request multiple times. The Ubuntu blog has a nice tutorial on how to create a local DNS cache through dnsmasq. While it is written for Ubuntu packages, the tutorial steps cover configurations that can be applied for any linux distribution running dnsmasq.
Very useful to cut down the request times.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’ve been running local DNS server (full blown) for years now to “help” with dns queries… mainly b/c the DNS server on those stupid DSL modems really stink.
    The biggest benefit isn’t really the speed… it’s that you can then tie DNS into your DHCP server and access all your local machines by a real name rather than some dotted-number.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’ve been running local DNS server (full blown) for years now to “help” with dns queries… mainly b/c the DNS server on those stupid DSL modems really stink.
    The biggest benefit isn’t really the speed… it’s that you can then tie DNS into your DHCP server and access all your local machines by a real name rather than some dotted-number.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’ve been running local DNS server (full blown) for years now to “help” with dns queries… mainly b/c the DNS server on those stupid DSL modems really stink.
    The biggest benefit isn’t really the speed… it’s that you can then tie DNS into your DHCP server and access all your local machines by a real name rather than some dotted-number.