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Date:      Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:58:47 -0500
From:      peter@vfemail.net
To:        extractemailpeter@bankrupt.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Partial DNS tree
Message-ID:  <20110209195921.5AA14106564A@hub.freebsd.org>

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On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:47 AM, Bastien Semene
<bsemene@cyanide-studio.com> 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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