Internal DNS


Freeside has an internal DNS server for manging hostnames, This makes FreeIPA management a lot easier as well. Here is a copy of the hosts in /etc/hosts used by dnsmasq on the IPA server

External DNS:

The DNS is managed by Systems Team (Andy Hancock), contact through ICTD Helpdesk ( with your requested additions.

Here is the public DNS entries as of 16/03/18 *

Why the wild card/Why does every subdomain point to

The wildcard is used because it makes the Admins job a lot easier. When setting up web services on a new subdomain you can simply change the server_name in the nginx configuration to tell nginx where to redirect the traffic.