How can I make public DNS server?

  • Posted February 25, 2015

I tried to make public DNS server with bind9, but I only can do requests from localhost. Read lots of articles, but still can’t do it. OS - Ubuntu 14.04, named.conf.options: options { directory “/var/cache/bind”; dnssec-validation no; listen-on { any; }; listen-on port 53 { any; }; allow-query { any; }; allow-recursion { any; }; allow-transfer { none; }; allow-query-cache { none; }; recursion yes;

    auth-nxdomain no;    # conform to RFC1035
    listen-on-v6 { any; };


root@p2p:/home/yngwie# netstat -tulpn | grep :53 tcp 0 0 public_ip:53* LISTEN 29693/named tcp 0 0* LISTEN 29693/named tcp6 0 0 :::53 :::* LISTEN 29693/named udp 0 0 public_ip:53* 29693/named udp 0 0* 29693/named udp6 0 0 :::53 :::* 29693/named


I want to set up zone for my domain, to test some third party software, which works a lot with dns queries.

To be clear: You’re looking to set up a zone for a specific domain? or something that will forward/cache requests appropriately to the authoritative servers?

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If you only want to test some software, use your computer Hosts file. Also check your ports are open, try this with your droplet