November 9th, 2001, 12:46 PM
DNS on Network
Hi, I'm running freebsd on a small network that is not connected to the outside world. I want to learn about dns and how to use it but it's a computer on the network. Is there anyway to do this with hostnames or with bogus domains? Thanks!
November 9th, 2001, 04:44 PM
For learning, you can run authoritative DNS server for your localdomain name with 192.168.0.xx IPs.
Then alter /etc/host.conf file and change the order from:
Last edited by freebsd; November 9th, 2001 at 04:47 PM.
November 23rd, 2001, 10:07 PM
Do you know of any tutorials that might be able to help me out with this? I'm not really sure where to start. I've seen tutorials covering dns but would I just make up domain names and stick them in the hosts file pointing to my freebsd machine? Thanks.
November 24th, 2001, 03:44 PM
Practically, setting up appropriate /etc/hosts file for LAN should do just fine.
>> would I just make up domain names
Yes, make it up, but make sure it's FQDN and not a registered domain. If it's registered and you're trying to reach that site, then you won't be able to.