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Old 03-26-2014, 04:25 PM   #16
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Here is the thing.

If you set up a PowerDNS server... and set up an A record like this:

192.168.1.201 = mylaptop.this.lan
192.168.1.202 = mydesktop.this.lan

Then, if you assign the ip address to your computer/laptop,.. it will automatically pull down its FQDN from the dns server with networkmanager. This is very useful, but can also cause some annoyance if you forget about it.

In my environment, I utilize this functionality. But at home, I do not.

Its a good thing to know and investigate on your own, and decide whether it has any benefit for you.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 08:10 PM   #17
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In my environment, I utilize this functionality. But at home, I do not.

Its a good thing to know and investigate on your own, and decide whether it has any benefit for you.
Thanks szboardstretcher,

Yes, I have a lot to investigate, but would like to right or wrong just pick one and later better analyze if I made the right decision.

If you had to pick which way to go for a server (without thinking about what makes sense for my requirements, but only for yours), what would you do?
 
Old 03-28-2014, 10:47 AM   #18
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Thanks szboardstretcher,

Yes, I have a lot to investigate, but would like to right or wrong just pick one and later better analyze if I made the right decision.

If you had to pick which way to go for a server (without thinking about what makes sense for my requirements, but only for yours), what would you do?
Exactly what I mentioned above. That's what I've done.

At home I don't have a network, per se, just a cable modem and a laptop. I VPN into my networks/dc's from there.

Go with PowerDNS for now. It's much easier than trying to get into BIND, which some of my Computer Science Master friends hardly understand.
 
Old 03-28-2014, 01:50 PM   #19
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Exactly what I mentioned above. That's what I've done.
I'm sorry szboardstretcher, but just to be clear. You recommend investigate both, but if I were to try one first, going with networkmanager, correct? Thanks
 
Old 03-28-2014, 01:56 PM   #20
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Yes. Try using NetworkManager first. If NetworkManager doesn't benefit you or causes you issues/extra time, then disable NetworkManager and do your config by hand.
 
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