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.
Continue reading “The Path to DNS Independence (Part 2)”
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)
Continue reading “The Path to DNS Independence (Part 1)”
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.
Continue reading “Transitioning to a fully functional home IPv6 network”