When you add a Linux machine on the network do we need to make entry in DNS

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I was just wondering that when you bring up a Linux box which is on the network but not part of windows domain, do we have to add record to DNS server?
Question by:saisha
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    if this machine is going to be used by others, then it is better to add to dns for easy of reference.
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    Yes you should add a Host record under Forward lookup zones and a matching Ptr record under Reverse lookup zones. Also if you have a WINS server it is a good idea to add to that as well.
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    A simple thought would be if you want to access your linux box from any machine in your network using its name and not just IP then you will have to add it to DNS.  Since it is difficult to remember the IP address and also it is not the feasible option to communicate to others for accessing it, I would always prefer to have its name added to DNS.

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