I do a lot of web dev, mainly RoR and PHP, I've got a VMs which holds my dev environments and handling multiple clients on them is a pain. With PHP you just create a subdir, but with RoR it's a little bit painful.
What I would like to do is create a local DNS server which would redirect queries to a certain TLD to my VMs/Servers.
The TLD would look like
*.php.dev would go on the php VM and
mysql.dev would point to the MySQL server and so on.
I struggled with a local BIND server but it's a real pain. Do you have lightweight alternatives for BIND, preferably ruby/python based.
I tried RubyDNS but eventmachine crashes every time.
Last thing: I run on a MacBook pro with OSX 10.6
Edit I tried dnsmasq but i run in another problem: OSX has a bind daemon to cache. I will investigate how to disable.