Use Vmin host as cacheing DNS server

SYSTEM INFORMATION
OS type and version Redhat Enterprise Linux 9.3
Webmin version 2.101
Usermin version 2.001
Virtualmin version 7.8.2 Pro
Theme version 21.04

As I use external DNS servers, would it be a good idea to use the Vmin server host as a cacheing DNS server?

If so, how best to implement it preferably using Vmin or Webmin.

I don’t see any reason to use memory and CPU to run a DNS server that you don’t need.

If you depend on fast DNS for some local services (e.g. you have web apps that use remote APIs regularly), then you should use a caching resolver, but I wouldn’t use BIND for that. Most systems these days have a caching resolver by default and don’t need any additional configuration.

Thanks Joe, good explanation as always.

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