Problem with local network

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Fri Jan 13 22:28:40 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 15:59, Chris Jones wrote:
> >
> > Let's start back at the beginning, then. Why do you expect any DNS
> > server to know the names of your local boxes? If they are public
> > machines they should in a real domain with a real DNS server. If
> > not, and you want local dns to work you should add your own local
> > zone file with the names instead of just using the
> > caching-nameserver setup.

> This was working up until just before Christmas without any special
> DNS configuration. Never having gone into DNS, I would appreciate some
> guidance on what configuration changes I should make here, or where to
> go for a dummy's guide to what changes are needed to implement DNS on
> my home network of 2 desktops and a laptop.

Could someone else have set it up earlier?  The caching-nameserver
package will wipe out local changes to named.conf when it updates.
For a few machines it is probably easier to make all the
necessary entries in each machine's /etc/hosts file.  Next
easiest would be to install webmin and use that to configure
a zone. 

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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