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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] TLD for home LAN?
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 20:21:54
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] TLD for home LAN? by Grant Taylor
1 On Sat, Jan 15, 2022 at 2:54 PM Grant Taylor
2 <gtaylor@×××××××××××××××××××××.net> wrote:
3 >
4 > RFC 6762 does not preclude the use of the local top level domain
5 > in traditional unicast DNS.
7 Of course it doesn't. You can also go ahead and use some of Amazon's
8 AWS IP space to number your home network too if you want. Just don't
9 be surprised when random websites break when they try to load stuff
10 and the HTTP GET goes to your television instead of the webserver it
11 is hosted on. If you want to name your mail server that
12 works fine too, assuming you're not too attached to being able to use
13 the real Google.
15 Your DNS will work fine if you use .local. It just means that you
16 can't also use mDNS, and if at some point you change your mind about
17 your decision you have to go and reconfigure everything to use a
18 different DNS name which of course sort-of defeats the purpose of
19 using DNS in the first place.
21 Use whatever domain name you want. I'm just pointing out that this
22 particular one is used for other things that are mainly useful around
23 the house. If want to live like it is 1982 feel free to stick to DNS
24 the way it was always meant to be... ;)
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27 Rich