[Novalug] Router acting as DNS server
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Thu Mar 11 17:43:02 EST 2010
I'm assisting someone with their setup.
Their router/switch is a LinkSys WRT54G.
The router is functioning properly as a
DHCP server, and the DHCP clients table
lists the local hosts including their
hostnames (no domain names).
I'm trying to get it to work as a DNS
nameserver as well. When I point the hosts
to the router it properly acts as a nameserver
for external hosts, but it will not resolve
the hosts listed in the DHCP clients table.
I saw no options in the various menus to
turn on such a feature.
Nor did I see any option to permanently
allocate a specific DHCP IP assignment to
a specific host.
The goal is to do things like ssh <host>.
Temporarily I've created /etc/hosts entries
on each machine. But that will likely go
out of date when DHCP leases expire.
The systems are not mobile, so maybe I'll
just recommend static IP assignments.
Any other ideas?
Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
12027 Creekbend Drive (703) 787-0884
Reston, VA 20194 (703) 787-0922 (fax)
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