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I use unblock-us.com dns servers at work to access to pandora.com. Our company is using lots of *.mycompany.internal domains for company stuff. Of course unblock-us can't resolve them and I'm really sick of adding every one of them to the hosts file. Is there a way to use company dns server for mycompany.internal domains and other dns server for the rest? This is for my personal computer, can't change anything on company dns settings.

Solution:

I've ended up usind Deadwood, recursive dns server for MaraDNS, thanks to Jens Ehrich. This is my Deadwood config file (dwood3rc.txt):

# Please note that each upstream_servers entry takes up space in Deadwood's
# cache and that maximum_cache_elements will need to be increased to store
# a large number of these entries.
upstream_servers = {}
upstream_servers["."] = "8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4" # Google DNS as example

# To have Deadwood perform DNS queries for a small LAN and have the DNS server
#  on 192.168.1.111 resolve queries ending in "internal":
root_servers = {}
root_servers["internal."]="<my.company.dns.ip1>, <my.company.dns.ip2>"

# The IP this program has 
bind_address="127.0.0.1"

# The IPs allowed to connect and use the cache
recursive_acl = "127.0.0.1/16"

# The file containing a hard-to-guess secret
random_seed_file = "secret.txt" # created with mkSecretTxt.exe from MaraDNS

# By default, for security reasons, Deadwood does not allow IPs in the
# 192.168.x.x, 172.[16-31].x.x, 10.x.x.x, 127.x.x.x, 169.254.x.x,
# 224.x.x.x, or 0.0.x.x range.  If using Deadwood to resolve names
# on an internal network, uncomment the following line:
filter_rfc1918 = 0

And then just used install.bat in Deadwood folder.

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You can do this with DNS zone delegation.

First, set up another DNS server (on your own machine is fine) that uses unblock-us.com DNS as a forwarder. You could use something like Simple DNS, MaraDNS, or a local virtual machine running Linux or Windows Server.

Second, add a delegate zone for your company's network that points to your company's DNS servers.

Third, configure your network card to use your new DNS server as the primary name server.

  • I've ended up using Deadwood, thanks. – dstr Nov 23 '16 at 11:17
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Have you tried this PowerShell command? Seems a lot easier.

Add-DnsClientNrptRule -Namespace "pqr.com" -NameServers "10.0.0.1"

Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/dnsclient/add-dnsclientnrptrule?view=win10-ps

  • That would have been great - but unfortunately does not work on my Wondows 10 machine (the command goes though is an Administrator powershell but the extra resolution does not work) – WoJ Jan 30 at 16:55

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