Cisco Support Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

Simulate GSS in local host file


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 IN NS IN A

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



Re: Simulate GSS in local host file

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 Member

Re: Simulate GSS in local host file

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, the process should be

1. Check local host file for

2. 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

which I want to change to IN NS (GSS IP)

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

Re: Simulate GSS in local host file

you can only have IP address & hostname pairs in a host file.


CreatePlease login to create content