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Internet access router acting as dns server.

Hi.

   Do all routers have the capability of acting as DNS servers? I see that many hosts use the Internet access routers address as the DNS server.I know the router will get It's global DNS server settings via dhcp or statically.Does It have a default configuration to use stored dns addresses and become a DNS server Its self or automatically forward DNS queries to the global DNS server ?

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Purple

Internet access router acting as dns server.

Hi,

yes you're right but the caching feature is limited compared to a real DNS server.

Here's a link explaining it all: http://nil.si/ipcorner/RouterDNS/

Regards.

Alain

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Internet access router acting as dns server.

Hi,

There is no default config.  You have to configure the router manually with DNS name, servers, etc...

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Internet access router acting as dns server.

Hi.Am I right In saying that the router has software that allows It to forward or resolve DNS host queries If setup manually as you've pointed out?

Purple

Internet access router acting as dns server.

Hi,

yes you're right but the caching feature is limited compared to a real DNS server.

Here's a link explaining it all: http://nil.si/ipcorner/RouterDNS/

Regards.

Alain

Don't forget to rate helpful posts.
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Internet access router acting as dns server.

Thanks again.

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