[Novalug] Fwd: Router acting as DNS server
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Thu Mar 11 23:47:07 EST 2010
On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 06:25:50PM -0500, Ken Kauffman wrote:
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> From: Ken Kauffman <kkauffman at headfog.com>
> Date: Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 18:25
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] Router acting as DNS server
> To: Jon LaBadie <novalugml at jgcomp.com>
> One possible option. You can use SAMBA as a WINS client. If the internal
> machines are windows then you can use WINS for internal resolution. They
> will broadcast on the internal network and manage it itself. You can also
> set up SAMBA as a WINS server.
No, they are Ubuntu 9.10.
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 17:43, Jon LaBadie <novalugml at jgcomp.com> wrote:
> > 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 out of date when DHCP leases expire.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?
> > jl
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