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SDB:How to Set up a Caching-Only DNS Server

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You want to set up a caching-only DNS server.



  1. Install the package bind8.
  2. Insert the following lines in /etc/named.conf:
forwarders {;;;
forward only;
Explanation: At forwarders you find the IP numbers of the DNS servers to which DNS requests, which cannot be resolved directly, are forwarded. forward only; determines whether the requests will be only forwarded to the specified DNS server/s or, if the given DNS server/s do not know the answer, the request will be sent to the root name server. The entry forward only; results in all requests being forwarded and none sent to the root DNS servers (recommended).

General procedure

For SuSE Linux versions up to 7.3, set the following option in /etc/rc.config/:


From SuSE Linux 8.0 on, insert:

insserv named

While you are at it, you can also enter the server for the local system:


Enter if you work exclusively with dynamic IP addresses. The settigs will be applied when you start /sbin/SuSEconfig after booting or with

init 1
init 2 (from SuSE Linux 8.0 on, init 3)