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Old 10-28-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Creating an Alias or CNAME record for each network device with a Static IP


My apologies if this should have been posted in the networking group. I'm running Ubuntu Server 10.04 to provide DHCP and Internet Sharing on my home LAN. In a previous configuration, I was running Fedora + AMAHI to provide the same services. As most of my linux devices are Ubuntu, I decided to decommission and rebuild my server.

I've been able to configure all of my services with the exception of one. As a rule, I assign static IP or reservations based on MAC address's for any of my network devices or appliances. One cool feature that AMAHI provided a GUI for, was the ability to recognize devices by name as well as IP. ie.. "" or "http://home-NAS" Going from memory, the long name upon first entry may actually have been "" ?

From my reading, I think I either need to setup up a Static Alias or CNAME for each assigned IP. I can't find any tutorial's that will walk me through this process. I'm guessing I need to generate the records under one of the master DNS zones, but that is just a guess?

Old 10-29-2010, 12:21 PM   #2
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It sounds like you might be after dynamic DNS.

Here is a link that I used when I first started using Ubuntu Server to set it up: There is also a link on the same blog page about setting up a DNS server. Using these documents, I had a synchronized DHCP and DNS up and running in about 1 hour.


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