DNS Cache with dnsmasq
Posted on: 10/30/2010 12:27 PM

Go2Linux shows you how to setup a DNS Cache with dnsmasq

DNS Cache with dnsmasq

Improve the browsing speed is something I'm always looking for. Some time ago I've written about DNS cache, with pdnsd this time I will write about dnsmasq, another DNS cache, that also works as DHCP server.

How it works?
A DNS cache works by saving locally all queries to DNS servers, and then any future request for the same query is served immediately, as there is no network delay, the idea is install dnsmasq in your own PC, or in a PC in your local network.
Depending on how far or near you are from the DNS server, the latency can add substantial time to the server response.

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