What are the different types of DNS server available?
Domain name system converts the domain name to IP address. There are different types of DNS server available we can setup any of them as per our requirement.
- BIND: BIND is the reference implementation of a DNS server and usually serves as the base for experimentation with DNS protocol extensions. BIND is free and has been ported to many operating systems; see the respective entries in the index. Most BIND servers run on some variant of Unix, although BIND on Windows is also available.
- Microsoft’s DNS server: The DNS server in Windows 2003 has seen increasing adoption since its first release for Windows 2000 in 1999. It is regarded as stable and is well-integrated with Microsoft’s server administration tools.
- Simple DNS Plus: Simple DNS Plus is commercial software for Windows (any version from Windows 95 to 2003). It seems fully functional and targeted to small sites and home users with permanent Internet connections. It has some innovative features.
- Pdnsd: pdnsd is a proxy DNS server that caches entries permanently to disk. pdnsd allows you to configure one address as the DNS server for all your internet software. This can be localhost, but I personally use a separate machine that I’ve configured as a gateway to the internet for my home LAN. pdnsd can then be configured to contact your ISP’s DNS servers when you make a dial-up connection.
- MyDNS: MyDNS is a free DNS server for UNIX. MyDNS does not include recursive name service, nor a resolver library. It is primarily designed for organizations with many zones and/or resource records who desire the ability to perform real-time dynamic updates on their DNS data via MySQL.
- PowerDNS: PowerDNS has developed a complete suite of technologies surrounding Internet Naming and email. Internet Naming is at the core of all online activities and is involved in each and every transaction on the net.