[dns-operations] Should medium-sized companies run their own recursive resolver?

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Mon Oct 14 18:03:15 UTC 2013

On Oct 14, 2013, at 7:08 PM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:

> A fictitious 100-person company has an IT staff of 2 who have average IT talents. They run some local servers, and they have adequate connectivity for the company's offices through an average large ISP.
> Should that company run its own recursive resolver for its employees, or should it continue to rely on its ISP?

Depends. Seeing as you said "average IT talents" I'm saying "No". These days "average IT talents" for a 100-person company probably means "sorta kinda knows how to make Windows not fall over and also do some Exchange stuff". 

My wife does some consulting for a number of companies of this sort of size (and I give her a hand every now and then), and unless the IT folk are actively interested (and most are not) I think running recursive is simply a mistake for them.
And auth doubly so….


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