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    Domains...

    Just taking on a new edu client and been examining the network set-up, currently a recent LA install.

    Happened to do an nslookup from a client and spotted the domain name (private) extension is .loc

    Just wanted peoples thoughts on this?

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    In what way? It'll work fine.

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    Oh didn't think it wouldn't, it clearly is

    Just wanted thoughts on domain name conventions for private... Best practices and all that.

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    I think the thought nowadays is to use a 'real' domain. Eg 'ad.school.county.sch.uk'. But it was commonplace to use fake domains in the past.

    Basically, doing this means you have proper control of the namespace - so in the case of .loc what would happen if .loc became a legit tld in the future - the network would have DNS issues for sure.

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    And the reason nowadays not to use .local is because bonjour doesnt like it i believe which can cause issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    And the reason nowadays not to use .local is because bonjour doesnt like it i believe which can cause issues.
    Yes I'd actually forgot about that, thanks for the reminder.

    Actually I forgot to mention the domain has been labelled with the name of first.loc

    Guess it is a first school

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    And the reason nowadays not to use .local is because bonjour doesnt like it i believe which can cause issues.
    Yep and guess what the people who set our domain up used

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