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Why is freenas hostname resolvable

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Hello,

I am just curious. How can freenas.local resolve to freenas IP in my network, if I am not running any DNS server inside of it?

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Fredda

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Are you using DHCP in your network? For example, if your DSL-router is doing DHCP it's usually also running as local DNS server. So it knows the names of the computers it handed out dhcp-leases.
 
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Hello,

I thought about the same, but I have on my pc google dns as dns server, and also configured my router to forward that dns server to my devices in the local network.
I also tried turning off the router while I was testing, but my pc is still able to resolve freenas.local, which makes no sense for me, on how it is doing it.

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sretalla

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Broadcast?
 
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