Assigning a dns address to a local webserver ?



  • hi friends, im new to pfSense. and im noob in networking. so if my post is in a wrong area then please don't mind, i don't know which topic i should have chosen for my question.
    i have a network of some 20 users in my town. im using pfSense on my main server.
    my main server ip is 192.168.3.1.
    i want to host a webserver for my local network. webserver ip is 192.168.3.171. i have hosted it and forwarded ports also, its working good but user have to type the ip of webserver to connect to it. i want to assign an address to my webserver that would be awailable to my local users only. let say i want my user to write www.home.nct or something like this in their browser to connect to my webserver.
    i don't know how can i do that in pfSense. please guide me soon.

    i'll be very thankful :)
    btw pfSense if a perfect OS for a server, thanks to the pfSense team for providing such a nice software :)



  • Services –> DNS-forwarder

    Below you can enter names and the IP to which they should resolve.
    This requires that your clients use the pfSense as DNS server.



  • @GruensFroeschli:

    Services –> DNS-forwarder

    Below you can enter names and the IP to which they should resolve.
    This requires that your clients use the pfSense as DNS server.

    did you mean every of my client will install pfSense on their PCs ???
    if not then please tell me a little detail. as i said i don't know much about dns things. just guide me what option i set and how.
    thanks





  • @Perry:

    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/File:SplitDNS-forwarder-example.png

    exactly thats what i wanted. i have solved it now. thanks a lot :)


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