View Full Version : [all variants] Local Name Server, only for local zone

November 23rd, 2009, 12:07 AM
Hello all,

What i need is having a local name server, to resolve local hostnames.
Its of no real usage, but im experimenting, in order to do it later in a larger scale.

My router ( gateway to the internet ) is automatically recieving dns information from the ISP uppon connection, and itself acts as a dns forwarder. I have setup a dns server on the local network that will resolve say domains ".home". I have done this with bind, but my problem is that i don't know how to let my computer know to ask the local nameserver only for the ".home" domain. for everything else, ask the router.

Any idea?

November 23rd, 2009, 05:15 PM

November 23rd, 2009, 11:27 PM
I like dnsmasq for a small network (mine). It has the option to specify a domain (I presume that's the domain over which it has authority). I'm not sure how it's done in bind.

November 24th, 2009, 12:56 AM
Thanks for your reply.

The DNS server is up and running. My problem is that i want to specify to a client PC, to query the local DNS server, ONLY for domains e.g. ending in ".home"