[Sysadmins] Private DNS

murf murf at syndicate7.net
Wed Nov 18 12:05:51 GMT 2009


On Wed, 18 Nov 2009, Philip Reynolds wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:51 AM, David Malone
> <dwmalone=sysadmin-ie at maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
>> The reason I ask is because I'm trying to figure out what to do
>> with a network that is using ".local" as it's private DNS space,
>> which causes problems with mDNS hosts. It would seems sensible to
>> move it, but then I should move it to a place that won't cause
>> trouble in the future.
>
> Maybe it would be preferable to use a sub-domain of their existing
> domain which would stop any potential future TLD conflicts. Especially
> as we see more and more new TLDs.
>
> e.g. local.domain.com or int.domain.com?
>
> I'm not aware of any special TLD equivalent to RFC 1918.
>

I seem to recall seeing some proposal to use .pri for private, I don't 
think it got anywhere, but I used it anyway for internal-only stuff. I 
liked it cos it looks reasonable and is easy to describe.

D.



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