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    Does anyone know anything about setting up a DNS server? We want to get our own dedicated DNS for http://HomepageNames.com and just need a few pointers regarding server spec, OS and DNS software to use.

    If anyone knows anything, please let me know?
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    ah is setting up a dedicated DNS server the same thing as having DNS running on your own server ?

    i set up DNS on my server through my web host's FAQ at http://support.rackspace.com/faq.php3 = articularly - here


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    joelmoss,

    Setting up a DNS server actually requires setting up two. You'll need one as the primary, and one as the backup. To make your life as easy as possible, you'll need the servers to be running either Windows NT (which comes with a Microsoft DNS Service as part of the Network control panel) or Linux. We have two Linux machines running a DNS daemon, and they are both very reliable and fast. You can't go wrong either way.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

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    Is it best to have dedicated DNS servers? And which is best NT or Unix?
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    Well, if you want to have total control and setting up entire network, Having DNS server under your control would be best. I think any OS is fine.(NT and Unix).

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    joelmoss,

    From the standpoint of the actual DNS server, neither UNIX or NT is better or faster - it's the same technology. However, if you are familiar with the Windows interface, and can afford to purchase a copy of NT, I would probably go with the NT platform. On the other hand, if you are a quick learner and not intimidated by the UNIX command prompt, go with Linux. It works, it's stable, and it's free.

    If you decide to set up your own DNS servers, you can also host web sites on the same machines. DNS traffic is very minimal (by comparison to web traffic), and will require very little bandwidth or processing power.

    Your other option is to use another company's DNS server, and pay them a set fee to add the appropriate records for each domain name that you need. If you would like to work something out along these lines, e-mail me at info@thinkcomputer.com.

    Hope this helps!

    Aaron Greeenspan
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