Hrm. Need to get a new secondary DNS server... Same question, every few years: Do I continue to run my own DNS for my domains? Or just offload it in some provider that does all the heavy lifting for me?
I mean it's not really an effort (as long as I put off DNSSEC) - all this is rather static infrastructure that doesn't even warrant automation...
Somehow I feel that keeping running small bits of infrastructure myself (DNS, mail, web) is a small proof that it still can be done in today's world.
@galaxis I think Hurricane Electric and Vultr offer free DNS. I don't know if it is primary or secondary.
@mindnmotion Ah, it's not about the money. It's more about managing effort and operational worries. In the end, all the providers where I have domains also include running the DNS service. Ok, I use dynamic DNS updates in some of the zones - that might not work everywhere.
What software are you using for your DNS server?
running hidden master with 3 public ones here. nictool for management. giving up running dns, mail, web self hosted is the beginning of the end for privacy.
I can provide one, with dns.linux.pizza :)
Most of my important servers for clients run Ubuntu and that's where I'm most comfortable. Since this is merely a side project, well, Ubuntu / BIND it is.
I just started lurking their user email list to try and learn some new tricks.
How about you selea?
@galaxis Even if it's more effort, I'm automating all the stuff now...
@ascherbaum Yeah, I know I'm way behind on the automation front - but by now it's a steep cliff to climb for my personal infrastructure, which still mostly consists of pet systems that are running for a long time.
@galaxis Certainly the same here. But I make an effort to change that for every new system.