User wanting to use a .local domain to host DNS

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Wed Nov 14 15:39:42 UTC 2012

On 11/14/2012 10:08 AM, Tony Finch wrote:
> King, Harold Clyde (Hal) <hck at> wrote:
>> I'm a bit confused by a user request. I think he is trying to keep some
>> hosts on the private side of DNS, but he wants to use a DNS name like
>> host.sub.local. I do not know of the use of the .local TLD except in
>> bonjure. Can anyone shed some light on the use of the .local TLD?
> Microsoft have recommended its use for sites that don't have a properly
> registered domain name.
I stopped reading as soon as I saw the requirement to add a NetBIOS 
name, being overpowered by the stench of obsolescence. Does anyone 
actually run "2000" or "2003" versions of Microsoft products any more? 
Does Microsoft even support those versions?

                                                 - Kevin

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