[lug] dns for non Internet visible network
jeff at neobox.net
Fri Dec 31 11:59:47 MST 2004
> What's the "best practice" for setting up dns for a group of systems
> that aren't addressable from the Internet? Do people use .dom
> endings or do they just extend the domains that they own?
I suppose it depends on what you're doing with your "internal" domains.
Personally, I set up dummy ".dev" domains for web projects I'm working
on for clients, and simply change the TLD for each domain. For
example, if I'm working on a site that will be hosted at
bigcompany.com, I set up bigcompany.dev internally for my development
and testing. In this way it's a little easier to ensure that the
transition from development to production will go smoothly.
I have about 50 such sites, and find that it works quite well. YMMV.
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