In this post I will be going over the various levels of support for IPv6 resolver distribution for popular operating systems. Focus on desktop and mobile versions of OSes as those are the ones where we are usually automatically distributing resolver information. Dual stack is implied but IPv6 only functionality can be gleaned from said information as well.
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)