Static DNS entry / HOSTS file for Smoothwall?
There's a county intranet system that, for security, does not have its DNS entry published. We've just had our public IP added to their firewall whitelist to allow us access, and have been given the relevant DNS entry to access it. Adding this DNS line to my HOSTS file on my machine works, so long as I'm not going through the proxy.
Unfortunately, I need everyone to go through the proxy, because I have to be able to filter access to make sure only staff can get to it (this was a provision of obtaining access).
The Smoothwall looks at my two domain controllers for its DNS. I've tried amending the HOSTS file on the primary DNS server, and whilst it works for access from that server, it's not affected the Smoothwall looking it up (it was an outside shot anyway).
I don't want to set up an additional zone on my AD-integrated DNS just for one record - I forget the specifics but I have a niggling feeling that is A Bad Idea.
If I can add a specific DNS entry to the Smoothwall it should work fine; is there any way of doing this?
(the only alternative I can think of is sending out a HOSTS file via GPP, and then setting the URL as a proxy exception only for staff, but that seems quite cludgy)