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I have a WRT120N and I want that my users go to when they type server in the browser. It would be great to modify the host file but I couldn't find that option in the web interface of this router.

The server I am trying to reach is connected to the router and it's running linux. I am about to run a dns service in that server and add it's ip to the router's static dns list.

Is there a simpler way to achieve this?

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You could:

  1. set a NetBIOS name of the server to 'server'
  2. configure the Linux server as a DNS server for the local area network (resolve all LAN domains to IP addresses, forward the rest of the queries to your ISP DNS)
  3. flash the router with dd-wrt or similar software and set the DNS server on the router.
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