Knot Resolver is a full (recursive), caching DNS resolver. It is designed to scale from small home-office networks to providing DNS servers at the scale of ISPs. Knot Resolver supports DNSSEC, which is enabled by default.
Install the package.
To use Knot Resolver as the local resolver, configure
127.0.0.1 as your nameserver (see see Domain name resolution).
By default, the resolver will listen on localhost, port
53. If the resolver should be accessible from other hosts, configure other network interfaces in
net.listen(). Refer to Knot Resolver documentation for more information.
If the resolver should respect entries from the
/etc/hosts file, add a
hints.add_hosts() line to
Knot Resolver and dnsmasq
If dnsmasq is used for managing DHCP, then advertising a kresd instance works like any other external DNS server would: By adding an
dhcp-option=option:dns-server,<Server Address> line to the dnsmasq configuration file.
Note that a default configuration of dnsmasq will clash with the default configuration of kresd, since both will attempt to use port
53. Disable the dnsmasq DNS functionality (
port=0), or assign a different port to either service.