[clug] Using speedier public DNS for Internet browsing? [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hal Ashburner hal.ashburner at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 17:57:08 MST 2010

On 17/02/2010 11:32 AM, Andrew Janke wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 11:27, Roppola, Antti - ABARE/BRS
> <Antti.Roppola at daff.gov.au>  wrote:
>> At home I maintain my own caching DNS
> +1.
> For the debian/ubuntu'ites, it is as simple as this:
>     $ sudo apt-get install dnsmasq
> dnsmasq even does DHCP and all sorts of other fun stuff too. I still
> use dhcpd3 though if only because I know the config file syntax for
> PXE group booting with tftpd and haven't bothered to learn dnsmasq's!

A bunch of people are probably do this without knowing it. Dnsmasq is 
pretty much standard on modem/routers that run linux. Presumably some 
non-linux routers use something similar too. The joy of it for me isn't 
performance but that it hands out IP addresses on my local network and 
then can resolve names to those ip addresses so
$ ssh mythtvbox
just works(tm) from any computer in my network and anyone who drops by 
to hack can publish their repository locally with the minimum of fuss.
$ hg pull/clone http://$guest-laptop-name/hg-repo -u

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