How can I launch a private Internet DNS server?

Alessandro Vesely vesely at
Thu Nov 5 10:17:33 UTC 2020

On Thu 15/Oct/2020 20:59:32 +0200 Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 11:16:05AM -0700,
>   Fred Morris <m3047 at> wrote
>   a message of 50 lines which said:
>> 2) If you want to run your own DNS nameservers, you will need to buy a
>>    book, read the (BIND) Administrator's Reference Manual, and/or some
>>    RFCs
> Very bad advice. RFCs are not for the faint of heart and the RFC on
> DNS (RFC 1034 and 1035) are among the most difficult. And they were
> never kept up-to-date so there are a lot of obsolete things in it.

Yet, some RFCs seem to make for a good introductory course.  For example:


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