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Reach jails with hostname.local


Nov 30, 2019
Hi all,

very n00b question here, but couldn't find a satisfying answer.

To reach FreeNAS control panel I digit freenas.local in the address bar and without any prior router DNS configuration it just works.
How is this achived? And how can I replicate this for services running in jails like transmission, sonarr, plex and so on?
I have read that you must put up a DNS server in yor LAN but there is must be a simpler way since like I said freenas.local works just out of the box.

Thanks for any pointers and sorry if maybe I'm being stupid lol
- NN