I've got a WCF web service that handles a portion of business logic and data access. This service is hosted on a server on our network at our office. Our website, hosted elsewhere, uses this service and believes it to be located at http://thatservice.somedomain.com.
I've also got a Winforms app used (only) on machines on our network that wishes to consume the same service. What I'd like to do is have the local machines attempt to consume the service at http://thatservice.somedomain.com without having a dependency on our internet connection.
I believe I could do this by editing everyone's hosts file to point http://thatservice.somedomain.com to the server's internal static IP address, but I don't think that's the way to go. Is this something I can do in our internal DNS server? Is there some better way to handle this altogether?