How should one manager external and internal DNS servers at the same time?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by yalag, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    We run a mac network here in the office. We have an internal DNS server to manage the network. Everything is resolved to a local ip (for mail.mydomain.com etc). However, we also have an external DNS server for when our users are not in the office. However, isn't it a pain to have to manage two lists? Whenever you change something you have to change another? And you can't have one be a slave of another because the ip are sometimes different (for example mail.mydomain.com would point to a local ip in local dns server but an external ip in the external dns server). Any tricks?
     
  2. macrumors 601

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    Aug 15, 2005
    #2
    No tricks. You're seeing both the beauty and frustration with split-DNS.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Jun 10, 2010
    #3
    Well I solve that problem with the use of locations built in to the os. One is work. And the other is road.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    Aug 15, 2005
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    He is talking about managing the DNS zones and records, not querying the servers. For querying, just let DHCP give you the correct addresses.
     

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