Adding local hosts?

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Thu Mar 29 19:36:14 UTC 2001

You could set up a master zone on the nameserver just for that one name.
But it seems like overkill for just one name.

Obtain a copy of _DNS_and_BIND_ (4th Edition coming out shortly), if you
want to learn how to configure and maintain masters, slaves, etc. Or take a
look at the available online documentation (follow the links from ISC's

- Kevin

Jim Lum wrote:

> Hi,
> I am running Bind (named95) on one of machines as a caching server for
> my home network.  Right now, I am using the hosts files on the machines
> on this network to point to a local (192.168.0.x) machine for testing
> (e.g., I have something like:
> 192.168.0.x
> in the hosts file on each machine.
> I was wondering, since I have named95 running, would it be possible to
> somehow setup named95 to do the name resolution for this local machine's
> IP address instead of having it in each machine's host file?
> If so, how do I do this?
> Which named95 file do I modify, and what do I need to add?
> Thanks in advance,
> Jim

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