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Posted on 2011-09-22
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Hi,

I would like to setup name resolving at home, for example for my router, nas, esxi-server etc.
Now I'm not eager to flash  my router (Linksys) to DDWRT so my NAS might be able to do the job when I enter it as a second entry in my DNS settings of the router?
So I could set the opendns-servers, my router itself AND the NAS ...?

I thought I could set a static file on this NAS so queries to my router (first in DNS) would go then to NAS, if not found to opendns-servers ....?

J.
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No, it doesn't work like that.

If an answer is not found on one DNS server it will not head off and find another. The client will honour the "doesn't exist" response it got from the first server and stop.

If you want name resolution across all systems you need a DNS server that can answer every request you expect it to answer (either directly, via Forwarders, or via Root Hints).

It'd be very surprised if the LinkSys device could do a decent job of resolving private names for you, and the same applies for the NAS. What do you run under ESXi (given that ESXi isn't a really a server in its own right)?

Chris
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