[buug] local DNS cache choices

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Sat Nov 12 18:42:19 PST 2011

Don't forget bind9 - which may or may not be overkill for what one may want.
I believe the default Debian install of bind9 essentially configures it
as a caching mostly DNS server.

> From: "Ian Zimmerman" <itz at buug.org>
> Subject: [buug] local DNS cache choices
> Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:29:39 -0800

> Looking at what is available in Debian, I see three choices which seem
> almost equivalent:
> 1. lwresd (and nss-lwres)
> 2. nscd
> 3. unscd
> I understand that 2 and 3 do more than just DNS, but I only need DNS.
> Which one should I use?

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