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5.2. Remote Server

A Remote Server is an option given to people who would like to use a name server from their workstation or on a machine that has a limited amount of memory and CPU cycles. With this option you can run all of the networking programs that use the name server without the name server running on the local machine. All of the queries are serviced by a name server that is running on another machine on the network. A host which has an /etc/resolv.conf file listing only remote hosts, and which does not run a name server of its own, is sometimes called a Remote Server (because the actual server is remote?) but more often it is called simply a DNS Client. This kind of host is technically not a ``server'', since it has no cache and does not answer queries.


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