really weird(?) DNS setup on linksys router running DD-WRT

Darryl Moore darryl-90a536wCiRb3fQ9qLvQP4Q at
Mon Sep 21 14:55:22 UTC 2009

Christopher Browne wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Robert P. J. Day
> <rpjday-L09J2beyid0N/H6P543EQg at> wrote:
>> On Mon, 21 Sep 2009, Marcelo Cavalcante wrote:
>>> Well... The computer should get only the router's ip as its DNS.
>>> But, the router should be pointing to an external DNS server. For
>>> example, the open DNS. Try it. Configure the router to use the
>>> opendns:
>>> Cheers
>>  right, that's the way *i* would have set things up.  i was trying to
>> figure out if there was a universe in which it made any sense to have
>> the internal systems point to the router, and the router point back to
>> the internal systems.  so i'm going to assume the answer is "no."
> I could see having *MOST* internal systems point to the router, then
> have the router point back to a cacheing DNS server inside the
> network.

Why not just have the internal cacheing DNS be your primary for the
network, instead of looking to the router first?

I can't see a scenario where this would be useful.
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