Refer single machine in local DNS server to outside name resoluton?

hugo hugo at
Tue Oct 8 06:40:01 UTC 2002


I have a strange DNS problem. I have have a private 192.168 network for 
a domain - let's call it "". I have a local DNS server for 
that network (not publicly accessible). However, one machine with name 
"" is in fact an alias for a machine in a different 
domain, i.e. the IP address of that machine does NOT start with 192.168. 
although that machine has the same domain extension as all other 
machines which DO start with 192.168.

So I can't put "" in my local DNS as its IP address does 
not match the IP range. But as this machine has the domain extension 
"", the local DNS server refuses to look outside for an 
authoritative answer - hence always returns that it can't resolve the 
name to an address.

I seem to be caught in a catch 22: I can't list it with the local DNS 
server, but I can't make the server look outside for the answer either.

Is there a solution to this?



Dr Hugo Bouckaert
Systems and Programming Engineer

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