for some reason, my internet provider's dns service has
turned extremely flaky. it is (almost certainly) not
me since it is flaky with two completely independent
installations. (this assumes the only common bit,
the adsl modem/nat-thingy, is Ok, which I presume is
the case, albeit I haven't checked/verified it recently.)
whilst I'll “yell” at my provider, I also want to try
and work-around the problem. so, two questions:
1st, any suggestions? I'm running Kbuntu 9.10 (this
is a home computer (i.e., a simple leaf node,
which doesn't serve anything remote, ever)).
2nd, überyonks ago, when I was still using dialup,
I was using a really simple but very effective
local daemon/server. it simply cached lookups
and wasn't freaked out by the connection being
down more often up (typical of dialouts).
it worked great. it might also work in this
present/new situation. problem is, I cannot
recall the name of the bloody thing....?
my Kbuntu installation is mostly default/standard.
I've no idea what (if anything) locally handles dns,
albeit a quick look at /etc/resolve.conf suggests
everything is simply forwarded to the adsl modem.
(what it then does I haven't investigated.)
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