Secondary DNS servers

I installed a DNS server not based on a data center. This server was supposed to host ancillary services and a secondary mail server. I dedicated a domin to it and a Lucid LTS server was set-up with a bind DNS server, so I was in need of a secondary DNS server.
After some research, I decided to try Buddyns. I can tell that everything worked out as I expected. Not only it was easy to set-up according their set-up page as upon a frustrating attempt on a CPanel in another site I discovered that I had support on the other side...

so that you have an idea of the speed of you current DNS server, you may use the following linux script:


# DNS server speed check

if [ $# -eq 0 ] # O script must have at least an argument.
echo "Usage ./dnspeed "
exit $E_NO_ARGS


for (( i=1; i<=$n; i++ ))
start=$(date +%s.%N)
host $1
end=$(date +%s.%N)
e=$(echo "$end - $start" | bc)
#echo DNS query took $e seconds
t=$(echo " $t+1000*$e" | bc)
t=$(echo "scale=0; $t/$n" | bc)
echo DNS search took an average of $t milliseconds

or use something as this:

And to conclude, reliability was excellent, no flaws whatsoever were detecte.

I am not affiliated to Buddyns. However, as it is a free service I do not hesitate in recommending it.