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DNS config problem

NetWare 6.5.6 server running DNS server.

I'm using the DNS server as a local DNS service for our LAN.
There is one primary zone called and all computers on the
LAN belongs to that zone.
I use forwarders to be able to browse the Internet.

All computers on my LAN need to get the address to the host
If I simply put a new A record in the zone with the name the result will be that
when I ping the address the answer looks like
Replay from

How do I add a record for without the
trail ?

The domain exists on the Internet and is not managed by
The actual address for the host is
and is reached by using a private connection and not over the Internet.

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Re: DNS config problem

The DNS solution to this is as follows...

Create a new primary zone called, make your server
authoritative for the zone, then add an A record to that zone for the
host 'trio' with its private IP address.

But that will prevent all hosts on your LAN from resolving public host
names in the zone. The other solution is to put an
entry for into every machine's hosts file on your
LAN. This could be done using a batch file called from a login script,
or perhaps using Zenworks.

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