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Old 12-17-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Rule of thumb customs regarding FQDN and home lan's


I am setting up a more complex home network with a client server architecture and I was wondering what is the general customs for FQDN in private intranet's. Is the full domain name for say a node 'server' or is server.somethingelse .

All of my nodes are on the same subnet and I am setting up a private dns server to act as resolver for my intranet and outgoing internet connections / caching properties and I do not want to cause some sort of odd conflict.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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Kind of depends. "Complex" here doesn't mean much until you need to distinguish network equipment from clients or decide to group servers for a particular purpose. If you put all the servers in say 192.168.1.0/24 and all the clients in 192.168.55.0/24 then you already know what type of machine you'd be accessing for example say via SSH. There's no RFC for naming schemes so naming is what works for you. However while "server", "proxy" and "winxp" are cool (as are Phobos, Deimos and BFG2000 or Astaroth, Baphomet, Cali) they won't do you any good when you need to expand quickly and without thinking too much about it. For example mainrtr.localdomain, cl01-lb3.lan (2nd cluster, 4th load balancer if you remember to count from zero) or cloud.clientname.dmz are much easier to read IMHO.
 
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Might consider using hosts files for small setups?
 
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Many people like top use '.local' as the domain name for private lans at home.
If its only a small lan with a few systems, then a flat naming convention like server1.local, client1.local etc, with aliases of just the hostname (server1, client1) would work.

As above, for a small lan, host files would probably be ok to start. You can always add DNS later.
 
Old 12-20-2013, 05:34 AM   #5
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Host files are a pain in the arse.

dnsmasq is the smart answer.
 
  


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