Originally Posted by MichaelK
can a 'human' set up a dns server themselves?
Originally Posted by morac
If a 'human' can figure out how to run a Linux box, then yes.
I had an old router hanging around that I've been meaning to set up to increase my wireless footprint.
So i slapped DD-WRT on that and set it up to be my DNS server with dnsmasq caching.
Honestly it took a couple hours to fight my way though it (had to figure out how to get i to work alongside my current router to fit my particular needs) but eventually i got it and now my cached DNS times are:
that's compared to:
0.014-0.018 for the best internet servers in my area. (happens to be level3 is slightly better then the rest but there are tens of servers in this range for me)
0.024-0.027 for the 2 servers that my ISP (comcast) provides
0.031 for my old router just forwarding along comcast's dns servers