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Re: [opensuse] optimizing resolv.conf
On 01/05/2014 05:53 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
I'm considering replacing bind with dnsmasq in my main system, it seems far
easier to maintain. No need to keep direct and reverse zone files, for
different
zones. Just an /etc/hosts file...


Carlos,

I've looked around a bit, but always stick with isc-bind & isc-dhcpd. While
setup takes a bit of reading and making friends with TSIG keys, zone signing,
etc.. -- for the most part it is automated such that once configured - it will
run for years without any additional intervention. Also, suse generates the
needed TSIG keys for you on install and provides the genDDNSkey script to
automate generating any additional keys needed.

I was completely impressed with dnsmasq and easily see it being able to
replace my bind/dhcp (with dynamic dns update) setup. Even providing equivalent
to the isc-dhcpd host statement allowing hostname rewriting and address
allocation based on mac address.

Maybe I'll play with it when I get a chance and see what the memory
requirements are for each. isc bind/dhcpd configuration has gotten so dead-bang
easy on new server installs for my little network, it really is just a 'dance
with the one than brought you case'.


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