Using BIND - was Re: [ntp:questions] Re: How long do I have to wait for sync?
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Fri Jun 3 06:50:54 UTC 2005
>> In my own small network, by the way, I have fixed IP addresses and
>> avoid DHCP. I have made the router start at 192.168.0.100 (or
>> whatever) so there is a space of clear addresses in the
>> 192.168.0.1..99 range that I can assign myself. I have around 10
>> PCs. This means that I use the HOSTS file to assign names to
> That's silly. Just install BIND on one of your system and have it
> provide the address records. There's no need for you to be using
> hoat files any more.
Thanks for your suggestion.
Why complicate a system with four active nodes by adding more software and
increased inter-node dependancy? Why install extra software which may go
wrong, or the server it runs on may be down? Why change a system which
works? It would mean re-configuring all the node's IP services as well,
to change from using the ISP's DNS to my own DNS.
I am open to be convinced, though.
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