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I had some serious lag to resolve website address and sometimes things simply wouldn't load (pages kept loading for 5+ minutes without even a timeout error). So I had setup a local dns server/cache using BIND on Leopard and Snow Leopard.

Now that I have Lion, i have the same problem, but the instructions no longer apply to Lion and I can't find a way to do it.

Has anyone attempted to do this? Are there viable alternatives for DNS servers on OS X 10.7?

For those who are wondering I already tried several external DNS server. Only my computer has this issue on the network.

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what do you mean exactly by "the instructions no longer apply" ? which step in them gives you something unexpected? –  GJ. Apr 3 '12 at 17:37

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I don't have direct answers but this topic may contains useful informations :

Lion / name resolution order

Usefuls commands:

sudo dscacheutil -flushcache

You could also edit your own /etc/hosts file, with Admin privileges. Finally, I use to run my own local DNS, with a simple sudo named, which is obviously not the best and optimal option as it's properly configured out of the box.

Do not forget to change the DNS in System Preferences

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