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

  • Posted September 28, 2013

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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<b>“… how to use BIND on my Ubuntu Droplet that runs a caching dns server…”</b> <br> <br>Check out BIND’s <a href=“https://kb.isc.org/category/116/0/10/Software-Products/BIND9/Documentation/”>documentation</a>. <br> <br><b>“… 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.”</b> <br> <br>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 <code>C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts</code>, append:<pre>droplet_ip_address your_custom_domain.tld</pre>