How do I create my own local DNS server?

by on April 13, 2011

Q: hello
my name is thomas and i would like to create a DNS server for my web server on my local network.

So instead of typing my local web server IP address i would only need to type something like example.com


One Response to “How do I create my own local DNS server?”
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    The easiest thing to do would be to edit your HOSTS file. This page on wikipedia will tell you how that works:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file)

    Also, for your fake domain names I suggest just using one word and drop the dot com.