Simple DNS For Private LAN
drew at mykitchentable.net
Fri Jun 23 16:22:06 UTC 2006
On 6/23/2006 8:44 AM Andy Greenwood wrote:
> If you're getting a static IP, then you can become master for your
> domain, but you'll still need a secondary NS, and most (if not all)
Whoops, I forgot about needing a static IP. I don't have one currently
and I don't know if the new IP will be static or dynamic. Probably
dynamic but I will check.
> registrars will require that the secondary NS be on a different IP. I
> prefer to have mine on a completely seperate Class A, but that's just
> personal. I'd leave ns3.zoneedit.com as the secondary NS. Both name
> servers will be master for the domain. Master just means that the name
> server won't try to look elsewherefor the info, IIRC, and you don't
> want these name servers to look elsewhere. Yes you can break a lot of
> stuff with wrong DNS, but it really isn't that complicated. Don't
So can I set up a "master" on my home network and just leave ZoneEdit
alone? Then machines on my home network will query my local name server
and the rest of the world will continue to use ZoneEdit?
> As a side note, if you really are a DNS newb, here's some (hopefully
> funny) reading. I can take no credit for this, and I don't have the
> original link.
> On 6/23/06, Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
>> 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:
>> domain: mykitchentable.net
>> owner-name: Drew Tomlinson
>> nserver: ns3.zoneedit.com 18.104.22.168
>> nserver: ns4.zoneedit.com 22.214.171.124
>> 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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