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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Authoritative-only DNS Server?

I use http://cr.yp.to/djbdns.html
Which seems to be in debian experimental for some reason.. maybe the
5->6 switch. (it was in testing or stable before).  It doesn't use
bind zone files however.  As too footprint:

Gdnslog   1559  0.0  0.0   3868   432 ?        S    Feb08   0:00
multilog t ./main
105       1560  0.0  0.0   3844   380 ?        S    Feb08   0:00

dnsmasq is based upon djbdns.  Tried it once and promptly deleted it
and went back to djbdns.  I guess I'm a bit of a stick-in-the-mud.

even if you do not choose djbdns, check out the website for other
info.  There is a decent chance of finding useful info there.

Re: PVS, I've tried vpsville.ca and linode.  vpsville doesn't provide
swap enabled kernels so if you compile from source, look into distcc.
linode was nice while I needed the machine.  YMMV of course.


On 9 February 2011 09:32, Michael Walma <michael [ at ] walma [ dot ] org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am looking for recommendations for an authoritative-only DNS server
> to replace Bind on my virtual server slice.  Bind is over-kill for my
> needs, which is just to serve authoritative records for my domains
> (with traffic at only dozens per day) and places too much of a demand
> on my small slice.  I know I could get DNS from a third party, but I
> like having complete control.
> My requirements include Debian packages, FOSS, small memory footprint
> and a good security record.  An ability to read Bind zone files would
> be a bonus.
> I've done some googling and am following a few leads, but most reviews
> focus on performance rather than on minimizing footprint.
> BTW, my search for a new VPS service provider continues, slowly, and
> I'll send an update when I make some progress.
> Thanks in advance for any advice.
> Michael
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