Quoting Brian Foster (blf at utvinternet.ie):
> 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)).
You might want to read the article about this in the January 2010
edition of _Linux Gazette_ (issue #170), due out tomorrow morning.
o PowerDNS Recursor
o MaraDNS's recursive DNS module
o dnscache from whatever is your favourite maintained update
 Well, two articles, actually. The second explains about different
type of nameserver functionality. And there's a third that explains
why, no, you should not favour Google Public DNS over a local recursive
Your aDSL modem/NAT thingy, if it's typical, sports a copy of Dnsmasq,
which is only a forwarder.
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