After installing Red Hat 9 on my box, my primary DNS server (which technically I shouldn’t be using) failed. Or was shut off. I really don’t know or care. It stopped doing things for me freely. Then I had problems with the secondary box couldn’t get my machines to do it either. Finally I decided to check out what free DNS servers were out there. I ended up choosing www.Public-DNS.org by Purified Data dot Net. Aside from having the lamest names I’ve seen on the net, the service is working. After a weekend visiting my parents I was able to get everything back up and running.
This is actually the first chance I’ve had to see if my site survived the upgrade. It did! Now I can die happy… Just kidding.