As is common with home routers, my router, an ASUS RT-N66U, is configured to act as a caching nameserver for my LAN. It looks like the router uses dnsmasq for name service. The router also offers DHCP service, and allows reserving IP addresses for particular MAC addresses -- local-only, RFC 1918 addresses of course. Conveniently, this router allows name resolution for those reserved IP addresses. So, at the command line, "ping mykids-pc" will correctly resolve the local IP address for that device and successfully ping it.
On my Linux desktop, I have BIND configured both as a caching nameserver, and as an authoritative server for virtual machines I run on my Linux desktop. So, "ping centos.posix.test" will resolve the IP and successfully ping it.
The problem is, I can't find a way to do both conveniently at the same time. I haven't figured out how to get BIND on my desktop to use the router as a forwarder for RFC 1918 addresses, or how to configure dnsmasq on my router to use my desktop as a forwarder.
Is there a way to do this?