Simulate GSS in local host file

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Dec 9th, 2008
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Hi,


I would like to test out the GSS without publishing it on the internet DNS.


So the only way I think is to update the local host file (Win XP). What would be an equivalent entry in local host file for the below in Internet DNS


abc.com IN NS gss.abc.com


gss.abc.com IN A 22.11.22.11


Mapping a domain/hostname to IP is straight foward, but how can an NS record be added.


Thanks.

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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Tue, 12/09/2008 - 22:17
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Use a dummy DNS server instead.

GSS's clients are DNS servers not end clients (unless CNR is configured on GSS and it is acting as Primary DNS server for the clients).


On any windows server enable DNS services and make this temporary DNS server authoritative for domains served by GSS.


Syed Iftekhar Ahmed

new_networker Wed, 12/10/2008 - 06:22
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Thanks. But I would like to avoid DNS effort and just manage with the local host file. So I would like to know whether it is possible to enter NS record in the local host file.


If I were to ask for hostname abc.com, the process should be


1. Check local host file for abc.com

2. abc.com is pointed to NS record in local host file.

3. The Name Server has a IP mapping in the local host file.


All of the above without any DNS setup. A local host file at the moment is like


abc.com 22.11.22.11


which I want to change to


abc.com IN NS gss1.abc.com

gss1.abc.com 22.11.22.10 (GSS IP)


How can I acheive 'abc.com IN NS gss1.abc.com' in local host file.

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Wed, 12/10/2008 - 10:50
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you can only have IP address & hostname pairs in a host file.


Syed

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