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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


Hello,

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.. "http://192.168.1.50" or "http://home-NAS" Going from memory, the long name upon first entry may actually have been "http://home-NAS.adomainname.com" ?

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?

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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: http://lani78.wordpress.com/tag/dhcp/. 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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