[K12OSN] hostname:resolver

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Wed Feb 9 21:36:58 UTC 2005

> That worked for my windows XP laptop, is there an efficient 
> way of doing this, I have over 1500 pc that would need this?

I run an internal DNS server and have my dhcp server hand out this
internal server for DNS.  I run this separate from the external server
(unless you want to do split DNS with bind).  My internal dns server has
all names like ltsp.mydomain.com pointed to the internal IP addresses
say  My external DNS server points the same names like
ltsp.mydomain.com to  If you don't run your own external
DNS server it is no big deal, just use an internal one.  This give me
ultimate control over naming to all of my users immediately.

Just do a yum install bind and go nuts.  You first need to setup a zone
file say yourdomain.org. in /var/named and then modify /etc/named to
point to your added zone files.  Any changes you make restart dhcp with
/etc/init.d/dhcp restart to have them take effect.

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