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Using RouterOS as a "full" DNS server

Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:20 pm

Anybody knows if it is possible to use a RouterOS as a "full" DNS server? Is there any way to add "PTR", "NS" or "SOA" registers instead of just "A" registers staticlly?

If not, anyone knows a good embedded or liveCD with Linux/BIND?

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Re: Using RouterOS as a "full" DNS server

Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:26 pm

RouterOS cannot be a full DNS server. It's basically a caching resolver with the ability to statically override A records by forcing them into the cache.

Recommendations for a DNS OS are kind of hard to give since that's mostly based on personal preference. If you need something very small yet out of the box, DSL (Damn Small Linux) has bind packages available. But there's many options. You could run FreeBSD on Soekris hardware, for example. It all depends on what your requirements are and what you're comfortable with.
 
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Re: Using RouterOS as a "full" DNS server

Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:17 pm

Install a regular linux distribution (like centos or opensuse) and put webmin on it. webmin is a simple rpm package that provides a real nice interface to bind and many otherwise difficult software programs.
 
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Re: Using RouterOS as a "full" DNS server

Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:59 am

you can use metarouter, to run one of these small distributions inside RouterOS as a virtual machine
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Re: Using RouterOS as a "full" DNS server

Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:24 pm

you can use metarouter, to run one of these small distributions inside RouterOS as a virtual machine
does meta router support damn small linux? It would be great if so.

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