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How can I setup a Caching DNS server on my droplet?

Posted September 28, 2013 4.5k views
Hi guys, I would like to know how to use BIND on my Ubuntu Droplet that runs a caching dns server, I would like to do this because I would like to connect to it via my PC's hosts file, and I would also be able to host custom domain extensions with it. Thanks in advance, Francis ( Please let me know if I have been misinformed on anything! )

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"... how to use BIND on my Ubuntu Droplet that runs a caching dns server...."

Check out BIND's documentation.

"... I would like to connect to it via my PC's hosts file, and I would also be able to host custom domain extensions with it."

Can't you accomplish this w/o running your own DNS server by simply entering your droplet's IP address in your PC's host file and associating it w/whatever custom domain you want? For example, in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts, append:
droplet_ip_address  your_custom_domain.tld
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