Set-up a Home DNS Server
What is a DNS server? How to set-up a home DNS server?
DNS server can be viewed as any of the computers that are registered to join Domain Name System. DNS or Domain Name System is a technology initiated for the purpose of managing the names of websites and domains. DNS is thus a standard technology to convert the names of websites provided by the user in the address bar to the IP addresses for locating the servers. DNS servers that is available around the world serves as the key element for DNS systems. DNS servers possess and run a network software component specifically for the purpose of aiding the server activities. DNS servers are divided into public and private servers. Public DNS servers run with the help of the Internet Service Providers. Private DNS servers are capable of running along the private networks like home networks.
Discussed below are some points related to the set-up a home DNS server:
- Install the software
- Setup the domain
- Tips to remember
Install the software
Install DNS server software depending upon the operating system and the networking area. The various software for the DNS server configurations are available to the users from Microsoft. The user should provide some of the DNS server names in the set-up wizard that can be used for retrieving the information. Then, setup the various security policies for the DNS server for both restricting and allowing the access.
Setup the domain
This step is needed only if DNS server set-up on the home network uses the domain. In such cases, the domain set-up is also necessary. While setting up the DNS servers for the domain, the user should provide adress and mail exchange records respectively along with other required DNS records. By navigating to the domain registrar’s website, the DNS server should have the delegation to the domain registrar.
If the user system and other computers in the network have Windows operating system upon the systems, then the best integration can be obtained with the use of Microsoft DNS server software. Limit the number of users that have access to DNS server since more the number of users, more would be the use of bandwidth. DNS server should work with the zone information before asking for the delegation from domain registrar.
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