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Using .local for internal websites [duplicate]

Is it okay to use app.mycoolname.local for URLs that are private / internal? We have several applications that are web based, but they are private apps and are not exposed to the public. We have ...
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Choosing local versus public domain name for Active Directory [duplicate]

What are the pros and cons of choosing a local domain name such as mycompany.local versus a publicly registered domain name such as mycompany.com (assuming that your org has registered the public name)...
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When should .local be used?

So, I've set up a few Win Servs in my time and always did the .local thing when there was a router that sepearated my internal from external networks. Now that I'm setting up an *nix box for the ...
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CentOS BIND DNS Troubleshooting?

I'm trying to setup my first BIND9 DNS server for a small local network and can't seem to get it working. I want to create a 'local' domain of max.app As far as I can tell named is running, but it ...
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Using a single-level domain for Active Directory [duplicate]

It's common convention to name a domain something like companyname.local for internal Active Directory with integrated DNS. I'm in a situation where the company name has changed and I would like to ...
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Dns trouble: can't ping networkbox.local from other computers

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 ...
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What should I name my Active Directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows AD Domain naming recommendations There are a lot of really screwed up configurations out there, because people didn't take a minute to sit down and think about ...
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2answers
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What do I join when I name my domain with .local

If I name my Active Directory domain "foo.local", what domain do I tell the (Windows) computer to join to? Do I put in "foo.local" or just "foo"?
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Windows Server Domain Controller without real domain

I'm setting up a local logon server, simply to handle user logons and enforce some group policies. Ideally we could do with not pointing a genuine domain to the server. Is there any way of setting up ...
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Is a valid url required in a development environment?

So I'm having an argument with my boss over what domains to use when developing a website project. I believe, since all of our projects are developed locally in virtualbox with NAT setting, that we ...
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1answer
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Any security benefit of top domain .local for private network internal use

In two of the SO questions here and there the prevailing opinions are that using .local for internal network is a bad idea. One of the comment however points out: However: don't use a real ...
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How to use a local Leopard Server Mail server acting “like” an Exchange mail server

We have a local Exchange 2003 server (company .local) who is collecting POP3 mail accounts on a distant (company .com) mailserver. The mails are collected by the Exchange server every 5-10 minutes and ...