Subject: Re: DNS lookup for internal adresses
To: David TAILLANDIER <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Basterfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/07/2002 22:33:10
On Thu, 07 Mar 2002 23:18:34 +0100
David TAILLANDIER <email@example.com> wrote:
> How can I tell the NetBSD box to use DNS reverse lookup only for
> "real" internet adresses ?
> Not for 192.168.0.0/24 or 10.0.0.0/8 (or what I want in fact because
> we have some other LANs connected via 'vtun').
> where can I find any documentation because it seems to be very hard to
> find something written about NetBSD (or I'm too dumb to find it).
I have a similar setup to yours, I don't know about the reverse lookup
issue, it is probably trying to find the canonical name of the host you
The best solution to this problem is to run a local DNS on the LAN which
is authoritive for 192.168.0.0/16 (forward and reverse lookups) and
forwards all other traffic to the DNS of your ISP, with a cache so you get
faster lookups. I use bind to do this, but there are probably better
(simpler) DNS servers capable of this.
Should you want to use bind, the Linux DNS-HOWTO makes interesting
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