On Thursday 29 November 2007, Clint Olsen wrote: > Apologies if this isn't the correct forum. I'd like to configure DNS on > my home network but make it work simultaneously with DHCP. So, when > hosts are plugged into the network and issued an IP, DNS is updated to > reflect the hostnames. That way I can refer to all my machines by name > in all databases and I can avoid hardcoding IP addresses. I know Windows > allows name-based recognition even in the instance you're using DHCP, but > I'd like it to work more generally with any type of machine on the > network. > > The problem is, when I search for terms related to this, I get hits for > DynDNS and all that stuff which is /not/ what I want. I'm not trying to > update a remote DNS record. This is just a local thing. > > If there's a lightweight DNS server that comes with a DHCP daemon, that > would be fine too. I just need to know where to start.
You can do this fairly easily with isc-dhcp3-server and bind/named. The dhcpd.conf(5) manpage (from isc-dhcp3-server) goes into quite a bit of detail on how to set this up (including what to put in named.conf). JN _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"