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Date:      Wed, 9 Feb 2011 11:22:17 -0800
From:      David Brodbeck <>
To:        Bastien Semene <>
Subject:   Re: Partial DNS tree
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On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:47 AM, Bastien Semene
<> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This is not the preferred mailing list to ask this question, but I think
> people here can easily answer.
> I've seen in the past that DNS servers can resolve some FQDNs while
> forwarding (or caching) other resolutions of the same DN.
> But I can't remember the word qualifying this technology, and had hard time
> finding this on google. Can someone please point me to the correct direction
> ?

I think the term you're looking for is "split-horizon DNS".

I second the recommendation to use dnsmasq for this.  It's extremely
easy to set up.  But if you really want to do this with a "proper" DNS
server, such as bind, googling on the above term will probably help.

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