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Router as a DNS Server

Can we configure a router (example: Cisco 2611) as a DNS Server ??

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Re: Router as a DNS Server

Not it can not be directly used as a DNS server. But, you can give it the DNS server's address. The is useful if you want to telnet by name. For example, "router#telnet Cherry". The name cherry would be passed to the server doing DNS and come back with an ip address.

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Re: Router as a DNS Server

Thanks for the reply. I already have 20 DNS servers (Windows and Cobalt servers) pointing to 4 major DNS servers (also Cobalt) but they don't seem to be reliable. I'm thinking to place a Cisco router instead. The DNS I'm using is for Internet Access. So where can you point it to if you want to have your own DNS. I have more than a thousand user. We need the DNS so that when user types www.yahoo.com, the DNS will convert it to 66.218.71.112 as an example. Thanks

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Re: Router as a DNS Server

Hi, you will have to enter this cmd:

'ip name server srv-add1 [srv-add2 srv-add6]'

This will point your browsers to the DNS svrs that you specify. Also it will be good to include DNS add's in the TCP/IP configuration properties ...

Lincoln

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Re: Router as a DNS Server

Thanks, sorry if you misunderstod my question. I meant the router to be "the" DNS server not only a pointer to a DNS. But thank anyways

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Re: Router as a DNS Server

You need to better understand the source of your DNS problem before you leap to a proposed solution. Let's start with the most fundamental question: what does "they don't seem to be reliable" mean?

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