To quote from Wikipedia:
An authoritative name server is a name server that gives answers that have been configured by an original source, for example, the domain administrator or by dynamic DNS methods, in contrast to answers that were obtained via a regular DNS query to another name server. An authoritative-only name server only returns answers to queries about domain names that have been specifically configured by the administrator.
Continuing on from my theme of DNS independence, I’d like to explore the advantages and disadvantages of hosting your own authoritative name servers.
Let us take a look at my own setup for authoritative name servers.
In this post I would like to explore the concept of DNS independence by looking at two types of DNS usage that are common in our daily highly connected lives.
The two types of DNS usage:
- Recursive/Iterative DNS (first part)
- Authoritative DNS (second part)
I recently obtained a new router, a Mikrotik RB751G-2HnD and wanted to test the IPv6 capabilities in their operating system. My previous router, a
Linksys Cisco WRT160N (revision 1) running DD-WRT had an issue where IPv6 connectivity would randomly die even though all routes and interface settings were correct.
People on IRC often mention the fact that I often appear to be a automated RSS feed bot. Sometimes you may stop being a troll and wonder where I get all these totally amazing (!) links from.
Here we go again. I decided to archive the old AT and start over fresh. Yes, I went back to WordPress. Yes, I know how much it sucks, how much PHP sucks, etcetera. Few things I’m doing different from last time:
- WordPress is installed and updated from SVN. I’m not letting it update itself.
- No unnecessary plugins installed.
- Comments are disabled. If you really really need to give me your opinion on a post, please hit me up on Twitter.
- No multiuser usage this time. Thanks to everyone who wrote for the old AT but for now I have decided to keep this blog strictly me.
Here is to another eventful year, filled with posts about everything and nothing.