basic client setup plus name resolving from HW router
sten at s-carlsen.dk
Mon May 15 21:38:23 UTC 2006
Thanks for filling in all the details. The basic message is still the same:
I had trouble with DHCP because I used .local
That means somebody else could also have seemingly unexplainable
problems with DHCP on that account. It would look like network problems
or anything else, not like what is really is.
Thanks again for the details.
Simon Hobson wrote:
> Sten Carlsen wrote:
>> The use of .local is reserved by Apple. If you do not use macs, you
>> don't have to care.
>> Whatever you do I recommend not to use .local. .home is safe.
>> This is based on personal experience and documents from Apple. Look for
> Yet it's a bit of a mess really, and something that should have been
> dealt with years ago - after all, people have been using 'private'
> dns spaces for many years, many of them by simply 'making up' any old
> .com domain. If there was some real, hard, "you CAN use x, y, or z
> for a private network" then this issue wouldn't keep coming up.
> It's slightly misleading to say that .local is reserved by Apple as
> they are only implementing an existing recommendation - it's a pity
> others have ignored that recommendation. One of the other engineers
> at work tells me that he always sets up customers MS networks (if
> they don't have their own domain name) as .local because that's what
> an MS doc says.
> There is a draft document suggesting the reservation of .local for
> link local names and multicast dns :
> Section 3.2 says :
>> Operators setting up private
>> internal networks ("intranets") are advised that their lives may be
>> easier if they avoid using the suffix ".local." in names in their
>> private internal DNS server. Alternative possibilities include:
> There's more about Zeroconf at http://www.zeroconf.org/
> Rendevous is no longer used by Apple as a result of an agreement with
> someone else who was already using that name. Apple now officially
> call it Bonjour, though of course there's lots of historical stuff
> that won't get changed.
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