How can I use Mac server instead of modifying every local computer's hosts file?

iansilv

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I need to direct a specific domain name to a local IP address on my network. So far I have been modifying the hosts file on every local machine. Is there any way I can do this at the server level so I do not have to modify the shots file on every machine?
thank you.
 

iansilv

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ok yes- I have OS X server- where to I enter those? That would certainly help.
 

mfram

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You should be modifying the configuration of you DHCP server to specify which DNS server and local domain name it should be giving out. What is your DHCP server?
 

redheeler

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Whatever your DHCP server (or router) is, you should be able to specify a custom DNS server for all the computers that connect to your network using DHCP there.