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10.4: How to set up a wildcard DNS
Authored by: mzarra on Nov 08, '05 08:23:04AM

Nice tip. I have a question about something similar.

I have a machine on my internal network at home with a fixed non-routable ip address. The router on my DSL is set up to route any hits it receives to this machine as well. This allows me to hit it from anywhere. However, I am currently having to edit my /etc/hosts file when I am inside of my network to force the dns to point to the non-routable IP address.

Is there a way to list a dns name as having two ip addresses and if a connection fails to hit the first one it tries the second? Even better is it possible to have dns try a fixed ip address first and then when that fails go ask the secondary dns server for the second ip address?

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