is leopards dns server broken?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Sethable, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Sethable macrumors regular

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    Seriously I cannot figure out a way to make it so that people on my network can simply type in an address and get an internal page.

    I cannot figure out a way to tell the dns server to resolve this as an example

    test = 192.168.68.105

    I can do this in a windows 2003 dns server but cannot figure it out on a mac.
    Really other then the fact that I can see that it is on and that it is learning what my local network surfs I can't see it working at all.

    any help would be welcomed thanks.
    I wish there were a how to guide for everything on this blasted os. I can't figure out how to do anything with its active directory and such.
     
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    Mac OS X already uses an open source DNS server, and it is called BIND as I already linked in my previous post.
     
  5. Sethable thread starter macrumors regular

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    that opendns is pretty slick. I am trying it right now seems to be working great.
     
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    Thanks, i realized that. I was just trying to give the OP another way to try and test the situation.

    Sethable — Let us know if it works out for you.
     
  7. Sethable thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have been using the opendns for a bit now. I suppose since the original mention of it to me on this thread.
    Seems to be working great. I get the option of having up to date stats for free as well.
    The company makes money off of ads. But you only see those when you end up on a search page because the address you put in was invalid.
    The ads look no worse then a yahoo search so its fine with me.
    The service is fast. Just as fast as having dns turned on, on my xserve.

    I will be sticking with this for a while seeing as it has security benefits as well.

    Thanks all.
     
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    Great to hear you haven't had any problems with it. I actually forgot about the small ads, i generally ignore them or just don't notice them when i mis-spell a web address. But like you said, they really don't bother me either.
     

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