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Running DNS locally for home network

I have a small home network that just got larger (new roommate, my existing roommate got a laptop (on top of her computer), my friends coming over with laptops, etc.).

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Guest [Entry]

"If you want internal fake domains to work you can't configure your workstations with any DNS servers except your own.
Once you set up BIND it can work by itself and you don't need your ISP's or any other non-authoritative DNS servers at all."
Guest [Entry]

"Are there any open DNS servers that are reliable

You said it: OpenDNS.

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220"
Guest [Entry]

"If you have a linux box then you'd want to setup DNSMASq got your local addresses and use it as a forwarding/caching DNS server for external addresses. This is also often what is used on linux distributions for home routers such as openwrt/ddwrt/tomato.

Alternately, on mostly Apple/Mac networks you'd be using Bonjour/Zeroconf which both Linux and Apple computers can communicate on for broadcast level DNS/service resolution.

That being said, on a purely hybrid network with all three OS running, you'll definately want a local DNS server with forwarding to either OpenDNS, GoogleDNS, or your local ISP DNS depending on your location/needs."
Guest [Entry]

"Some free DNS servers you can use for forwarding:

1.1.1.1 - Cloudflare
1.0.0.1 - Cloudflare
4.2.2.1 - Layer 3
4.2.2.2 - Layer 3
4.2.2.3 - Layer 3
8.8.8.8 - Google
8.8.4.4 - Google
208.67.222.222 - OpenDNS
208.67.220.220 - OpenDNS"
Guest [Entry]

"4.2.2.1 & 4.2.2.2 are what I use

edit: that is, in regard to public servers. Easy to remember and I don't think I've seen them fail since I've been using them."