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MAC OS X - Networking issue

We have a MAC backup server with dual nic.  One nic connects to our cooperate LAN and another nic interface connects to a private LAN.  

I am a Windows Admin and new to MAC environment.  Can someone tell me in the MAC world, how do I make sure the backup server can resolve all server names on the network?  Do I need to setup an individual DNS server for mac?  Our mac device name has naming convention such as macserver.abc and I do not think our Windows dns can support a period within a server name.  

Once dns is setup, I think we can just go to each mac and specify the dns server address and that should be it, right?  

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8/22/2022 - Mon

I would guess it might depend on what each nic was doing relative to its specific side. Why are you using both nics if it is just a backup server?

one nic backup servers on the cooperate LAN.  Another backup servers on private network segment.


What about the possibility of bridging the nics. If they are both just backing up, then you shouldn't have to worry about false dhcp calls? Then you have just one virtual address.
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can't do that.  They have to be separated.  Like I said from the very beginning, the private network isolates a lot of servers from our cooperate LAN.


is this a pure Mac environment on both sides?

The private network is pure MACs.  The cooperate is a mix of PCs and MACs and pure TCPIP networking.
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