I want to create a development network in my basement, coming from a standard cable modem.
I know how to configure lamp apache2, nfs and samba, etc.
But I don't know how to make the network happen.
Perhaps the lamp box needs to be a DHCP server for all other boxes on the basement subnet.
Do I need to put two network cards in the linux box (the server) and run it as a router?
Do I need some sort of locally-authoritative name serving too?
Anybody know of any home-networking for advanced dummies tutorials? (I've been looking but not finding)
As a REAL simple solution, you could use your hosts file to 'fake' DNS internally (/etc/hosts, c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts or ... im not sure on a mac)
setting value / domains in this will allow you to point to a server directly.
Equally, for a single user / single machine potentially internal dns isn't even needed. I don't have it here and do all my dev on a seperate machine
Easiest thing to do would be to use a router / firewall that also functions as a DNS forwarder. Monowall comes to mind, most soho routers have some sort of capability like that. Unless you really want to learn how to operate DNS . . .
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