On my ubuntu dns server I use bind9 and this tutorial here I have setup networkbox.local to 192.168.1.3. When I ping this from my server it works correctly. But when I try and ping from another computer on the network It does not read the ipaddress. I have setup my other computer to use 192.168.1.3 (the dns server) as their default dns server. Using the tutorial they are able to ping other domains fine but not my local one :(
It should work. On the "another computer", what does
dig networkbox.local yield? The line SERVER, near the end, should tell you if the "another computer" indeed used your DNS server.
PS : ".local" is a bad idea.
dig a networkbox.local @192.168.1.3
from the client machine. This will tell you whether server is correctly configured. If the answer is ok, you should start with checking /etc/resolv.conf, because problem seems to lie on client side. Also you can see what's going on using tcpdump - don't forget this.