[CLOSED] Dnsmasq or unbound

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[CLOSED] Dnsmasq or unbound

Postby Chrisdb » 2020-01-20 19:12

Currently I have dnsmasq installed as a local DNS server, but I've read some good reviews about unbound though. I know unbound is a recursive DNS resolver while dnsmasq is just a stub, but is it worth installing for my local machine only? Or is dnsmasq sufficient enough?

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Re: Dnsmasq or unbound

Postby reinob » 2020-01-21 10:36

Chrisdb wrote:Currently I have dnsmasq installed as a local DNS server, but I've read some good reviews about unbound though. I know unbound is a recursive DNS resolver while dnsmasq is just a stub, but is it worth installing for my local machine only? Or is dnsmasq sufficient enough?


I recommend unbound (or in general a recursive resolver) for e-mail servers, but for general desktop use you're better off using an upstream provider (cloudflare, google, etc.) with cache. Both dnsmasq and unbound do the job very well.

If you don't need other dnsmasq features (DHCP, TFTP, etc.) then maybe unbound is easier to set-up and optimize for your uses. (personally I used unbound everywhere, unless I need the above, where I use dnsmasq, or even both).
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Re: Dnsmasq or unbound

Postby Chrisdb » 2020-01-22 20:50

reinob wrote:
Chrisdb wrote:Currently I have dnsmasq installed as a local DNS server, but I've read some good reviews about unbound though. I know unbound is a recursive DNS resolver while dnsmasq is just a stub, but is it worth installing for my local machine only? Or is dnsmasq sufficient enough?


I recommend unbound (or in general a recursive resolver) for e-mail servers, but for general desktop use you're better off using an upstream provider (cloudflare, google, etc.) with cache. Both dnsmasq and unbound do the job very well.

If you don't need other dnsmasq features (DHCP, TFTP, etc.) then maybe unbound is easier to set-up and optimize for your uses. (personally I used unbound everywhere, unless I need the above, where I use dnsmasq, or even both).


Thx, I do not need the other features of dnsmasq so I guess unbound would be the recommended option then
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