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  Reply # 200385 10-Mar-2009 13:02
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nzkc: If DNS is becoming"too hard", how about fixed IP addresses and Hosts file entries (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts)

Sure new workstations coming online are abit of a pain...but then you could have PCs copy a central hosts file down periodically too.


Yip that is the fallback plan which I used for one PC last night.







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  Reply # 200611 11-Mar-2009 14:02
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How about SUN xVM running Ubuntu and using bind9 or dnsmasq - all of them are free and you don't need to know how Linux works to configure it, you can even do it via GUI (ispconfig) if you want.

Tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/5ho4l9

Not sure how well WHS would work with it though.

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