Can BIND on vpn use name servers assigned via DHCP by ISP?

Jorge Canas jcanas2000 at
Thu Feb 8 17:12:13 UTC 2007

>From: Danny Mayer <mayer at>
>Jorge Canas wrote:

> > Anyone know how to configure the local DNS to do that?  Caching on the 
> > DNS would also be nice, but the forwarding bit is more important to me 
> > now.
> >
>Don't bother. Just let the local DNS server query directly. There is no
>advantage to forward to the ISP's DNS servers.

Thanks for all the replies.  I had a similar query on the dhcp mailing list 
and I have been told that DNSMASQ will do what I want.

For the record, I am basically trying to simulate the behaviour of off the 
shelf NAT/FW... That is why I wanted to not really run full fledged DNS 

- Jorge

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