My question is DNS related...
I have a small lan consisting of a Mandrake linux server with an adsl
connection which shares the connection to 3 other windows machines on
the network. I have previously ran a caching DNS with my ISPs DNS
servers as forwarders and used a host file to make sure local lookups
are quick. I decided to change the network so that the linux box runs
a DHCP server and the windows clients use the DHCP instead of having a
fixed IP, this works great. My only problem now is that any internal
services like telnet/ftp etc... to the linux server take an age to
connect. I assume that this is because my requests get sent to the
outside world via DNS. I have toyed with the idea of cheating a little
and fixing which IP gets sent to which machine on the lan so I can
still run a host file but I want to do it the/a proper way.
My question is, what is the proper way? Is Dynamic DNS the way to go?
I have used a windows 2000 dynamic DNS server as my DNS server which
worked really well but I would rather have a linux solution.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,