Simple DNS For Private LAN
drew at mykitchentable.net
Fri Jun 23 15:22:02 UTC 2006
I'm having a hard time understanding what I need to do. I have a small
home network that uses a 3Com DSL modem/router as the last hop to the
Internet. Currently, the DSL modem/router to provides DNS for both my
home network and the Internet. Basically I have a few static entries
for machines on my home network and then the DSL modem/router queries my
ISPs name servers for everything else.
When I registered my domain, I used ZoneEdit as my name servers. 'whois
mykitchentable.net' gives this output:
owner-name: Drew Tomlinson
nserver: ns3.zoneedit.com 126.96.36.199
nserver: ns4.zoneedit.com 188.8.131.52
Now I'm changing ISPs and the DSL modem/router will be removed. I am
going to use a FBSD 6.x box to be my router, firewall, and DNS server.
I read the handbook regarding DNS but remain confused. Should I be a
master for mykitchentable.net? I'm thinking not because ZoneEdit is the
master, correct? So should I be a slave? And if I'm a slave, will my
DNS get it's updates from ZoneEdit? Or should I become master for my
zone and make ZoneEdit a backup DNS?
I'm a complete newbie to DNS but know that it's important to get it
right or lots of stuff gets broken. Can someone please guide me in the
right direction? I don't mind reading if you send me a link. :)
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