Resolving local network node names.
I have a little network behind a Linksys router, which serves up DHCP and forwards lookups to the OpenDNS servers and uses my DynDNS domain name. Let's say the domain is myplace.homeip.net. I am on machine ABC, running 10.7.3, and another node is XYZ, running 10.5.8. If I enter
$ ping XYZ.local
it resolves to XYZ's internal IP address. If I run
$ ping XYZ
it resolves to XYZ.myplace.homeip.net and the external IP address currently assigned by DynDNS. If I remove the default search domain on ABC, the above ping resolves to hit-nxdomain.opendns.com
Can I make XYZ resolve to XYZ.local without screwing up anything else?
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