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 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    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 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 would point to a local ip in local dns server but an external ip in the external dns server). Any tricks?
  2. macrumors 601

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

    Jun 10, 2010
    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

    Aug 15, 2005
    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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