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Re: [opensuse] Is it possible to send email with postfix without DNS?
Carlos E. R. said the following on 09/01/2013 01:21 PM:
On Sunday, 2013-09-01 at 11:22 -0400, Anton Aylward wrote:
Carlos E. R. said the following on 09/01/2013 10:32 AM:
The other reason you forget, is that bind is a hasle to setup and
configure. I have done it, and I don't want to do it unless I really need

Perhaps it a matter of the tools you use.
Many years ago I got Cricket Liu's book. It has many scripts and there are
many more out there. There are GUI tools to take care of it.

Once I had it set up making small adjustments such as adding new hosts was
trivial .... copy, paste, change last digit.

I also used scripts to create mine. I could simply copy my files over, and
trim. But it happens that dnsmasq doesn't need any configuration at all!
It just reads the existing /etc/hosts file and produces its own things, in
ram probably.

Of course the DHCP server does updates too but I don't have to worry about
those :-)

Now it would be more effort to wipe and it and replace it than to continue
using it and occasional ... as in once every few years ... adding a hard
coded addition.

My main desktop computer uses bind. But I did not want to do the same on
this laptop. Believe me, dnsmasq is easier.

Its that laptop which does it.

Oh and a loaded /etc/hosts file.

But given a loaded /etc/hosts file the scripts produce a Bind file...

So really its down to dnsmasq being lighter, since the laptop isn't going to be doing other things like handing out DHCP.

I don't need to duplicate. Default boot on my laptop is DHCP and the DHCP server here hands out DNS server addresses among other things.

How long did the whining go on when KDE2 went on KDE3?

The only universal constant is change. If a species can not adapt it
goes extinct. That's the law of the universe, adapt or die.
-- Billie Walsh, May 18 2013
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