Bug #261

home.lan should always be in the DNS search list.

Added by Jim Gettys on Sep 2, 2011. Updated on Nov 18, 2011.
New Normal Jim Gettys


Along with whatever domain the router is serving…

In any case, after the installation, the router isn’t serving thegettys.net in its dns search path.

I’m not 100% sure about this though.


Updated by Jim Gettys on Sep 20, 2011.
Updated by Dave Täht on Sep 23, 2011.
is that the sed script changes from home.lan to yourdomain.whatever. I note that home.lan is entirely a fiction - there is no rfc1918 for private domain systems, although the .lan is a fairly common convention.

That said, I personally find it confusing to have three entirely separate namespaces AND databases for dns (.local, .lan, and whatever you use as your main domain), and would prefer NOT to continue using .lan after converting to a real domain such as thegettys.net.

.lan cannot be published to the main dns, among other problems.

Similarly, the proper usage of the subdomain system and views basically makes the idea of gw.hm.thegettys.net sanest - where thegettys.net is a dns server and web server located in the cloud, and hm.thegettys.net is the one located on the gateway. This eliminates hits to the main dns server(s) and simplifies view management.

Updated by Jim Gettys on Sep 23, 2011.
I am mostly concerned that we have a single name to find the administration of the network in the docs; I don’t care if it is another domain for any other services, or any other hosts appear in said domain.
Updated by Dave Täht on Sep 23, 2011.
the search path supplied in the good old days would let you say: http://gw

and have that work

these days multiple browsers try to substitute solutions to the above.

Updated by Dave Täht on Nov 18, 2011.
We should create or adopt an internet standard for private dns.

Secondly, whatever we go with should be constant, not exposed to the outside world, and not possible to override with other configuration changes. Or so sayeth Jim.

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