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pseudo host/domain names for internal server, with FireFox Linux

Posted on 2014-08-21
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Last Modified: 2014-08-25
I have internal server running on a FireFox Linux box. I only intended to use it internal within out organization. It is accessed with a internal "IP" address, for web, ftp, ssh shell, etc.
But I would wish to able to access it with a hostname and domain name, like, "belltower.company.com"  just internally of course.  So far I have no trouble change the server's name to "belltower" and I know  company.com.  Is there a way to make an entry in the DNS of our network (or will DNS automatically learn here is a new host?) so  it maps  
    belltower.company.com   to    (the internal IP)
Do I need to contact our net administrator this?  If I do what should I ask.  
Also, do I need to set a domain name for the server?


Question by:zzhang2006
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You can invent your own internal domain name.
It can be toplevel domain like .local windows domain would use if said nothing
It can be sub-domain of public domain
It has to be set up in internal private DNS server either way. Most home routers let you do that without extra systems involved. Also windows server has such function.

Author Comment

ID: 40280953
Thanks, gheist,
I am not sure the DNS our IT administrator told me to use is internal or external. It has an IP address of Does that sound like internal?  In any case. Does it make sense to ask the IT administrator in my company, to add an entry in the DNS table, so it maps
       The domain and host name I choose to the local IP address, say
       Belltower.companydomain.com. -->.    (Do want to ask a silly question)

Also, assuming DNS can be set right, are there anything need to be done on the Linux server box, other that the machine name?
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gheist earned 2000 total points
ID: 40280956
Yes 10.x sounds internal network

Better belltower.int.company.com so that you have 2 separate zones
company.com for public use
int.company.com for internal use

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40283192
Thanks, it worked!

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