[lug] dns for non Internet visible network

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Fri Dec 31 12:16:11 MST 2004

I use private.<realdomain>

George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
Voice: 303 438 9585

> -----Original Message-----
> From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us 
> [mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us] On Behalf Of Hugh Brown
> Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 11:56 AM
> To: LUG
> Subject: [lug] dns for non Internet visible network
> 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?
> For example:
> I have a lot of machines at home and I don't want to manage
> the /etc/hosts file (or equivalent on other OSes) on all of them.  I'm
> going to set up dns on one of the boxes and I'm wondering what the
> preferred method is for domain naming esp. since this dns server won't
> be accessible by any Internet hosts.
> It seems like I could just call the domain myhomedomain.blah 
> and set up
> the forward and reverse zones for it (on a reserved non-routed ip
> range).  It seems like I could also use one of the domains that I have
> registered and do that.
> Any experiences?
> Hugh
> -- 
> Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu>
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