My Private DNS Relay Server is Better Than Yours

Hai folks! Today we’re taking a closer look at two items I’ve been playing with recently, namely Namecoin and Raspbian.

Everything will start making sense at 1:56 …

On our last Namecoin adventure we learned how to leverage the system for the purposes of registering and browsing ‘.bit’ domains like wikileaks.bit. To do so we needed to install Namecoin-QT on our workstation and maintain a complete copy of the blockchain there, costing us a fair bit in time and disk space.

What if I told you we could just set this up once and then EVERY workstation on our network (or even all of the Interwebz!) could have .bit FQDN resolving powers?

via MemeGenerator.org
via MemeGenerator.net

Duh, let’s just put the software somewhere else on the network and make sure everyone can send name requests its way. We just received two more RPi3’s in the mail… Let’s put it on one of those! Continue reading “My Private DNS Relay Server is Better Than Yours”