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I'm looking for a free (GPL or BSD) and lightweight DNS server that runs on Windows, which I can use as a server for my coLinux installation, which, when configured via slirp, always gets the Windows server as it's only DHCP-assigned DNS server (I can't hardcode it in colinux as something like 4.2.2.3, since I often travel to places where outgoing DNS is blocked, and I want whatever rules are configured in Windows to be used for the linux process as well).

Bonus points [virtual points, that is...] for something that's portable.

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what windows OS are you running? –  Jim B Jul 17 '09 at 17:26
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This should be a guide for getting BIND running under Windows

As an alternative, you might consider setting up a lightweight linux distro as a virtual machine under VirtualBox or similar.

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He said "lightweight", running linux in a VM just for DNS is not lightweight, lol. –  ColinM Sep 9 '11 at 5:25
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Have a look on Wikipedia there are quite a few to go at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_DNS_server_software

I Vote for bind as it has web management.

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Unbound. It is by far the easiest to setup on Windows. Just download and run the installer and you're done. Uses less than 8Mb of memory on my server, much less than Microsoft DNS.

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