The second configuration that we will be demonstrating is a forwarding DNS server.
A forwarding DNS server will look almost identical to a caching server from a client's perspective, but the mechanisms and work load are quite different.
The first configuration will be for a caching DNS server.
This type of server is also known as a resolver because it handles recursive queries and generally can handle the grunt work of tracking down DNS data from other servers.
Almost all DNS servers that you might have in your network configuration will be caching DNS servers.
The details of our example configuration are: We will show you how to configure the client machine to use the DNS server for queries.
We will show you how to configure the DNS server in two different configurations, depending on your needs.
DNS, or the Domain Name System, is often a difficult component to get right when learning how to configure websites and servers.
While most people will probably choose to use the DNS servers provided by their hosting company or their domain registrar, there are some advantages to creating your own DNS servers.