Hi there 👋

I’m Kevin, a computer science undergrad at the National University of Singapore. I have a particular interest towards data infrastrucuture, networking, distributed systems, as well as infrastructure and ops. And in this blog, I write about my exploration, learnings, and thoughts on these topics.  


Currently, I’m working on Hypermode, a platform that helps developers build AI into their applications. And on my free time, I contribute to open source projects related to databases and cloud infrastructure such as ClickHouse, CockroachDB, KServe, and a few others.

Running my own authoritative DNS server

Despite how simple and cheap it is to offload your DNS records to something like AWS Route 53, I chose to run my own DNS servers. Why you may ask? Just for fun really, and learning. There are plenty of reasons for and against running your own DNS servers, and I’m not trying to convince you that you should, I just wanted to share my experiences. So let’s jump into it....

October 21, 2023 · 6 min · Kevin Mingtarja