New in R2.6: DNS

It is now possible to configure a Master repeater with a local static IPv4 address, or a static DNS
address, that is mapped to a dynamically assigned IPv4 address. The other IP Site Connect
devices will utilize this DNS address, to establish their link with the wide area system.
Codeplug settings (click to enlarge).
This feature is only available on the SLR series repeaters.

There are some new fields in the repeater codeplug: In the repeaters, you would need to provide the DNS server name. The Master would also use DHCP in this case. DNS would be enabled in all repeaters and the Master repeater IP address would be obtained by the Peers from the DHCP server. - rather than having this set in all of them.

10 comments:

  1. Been waiting a long time for this! Will make networking over 3G in 3rd world countries a lot simpler!

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  2. Hi Wayne, this is excellent. Is there any plan to use this for LCP in the future?

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    1. I think LCP does support this...

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  3. Hi Wayne. I cannot see DNS configuration in my repeater set up. Do I need to update repeater firmware?

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  4. Hi, I'm setting up a network with the master repeater being an SLR and the peers being 8300 and 8400's. I'd really like to have the master on a DNS since a true static IP is quite costly with my ISP. Can I stil do this? Is there a firmware update for the 8300 and 8400 repeaters that adds DNS capabilities?

    -Ken. K6KEN@yahoo.com

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  5. Hi, I'm setting up a network with the master repeater being an SLR and the peers being 8300 and 8400's. I'd really like to have the master on a DNS since a true static IP is quite costly with my ISP. Can I stil do this? Is there a firmware update for the 8300 and 8400 repeaters that adds DNS capabilities?

    -Ken. K6KEN@yahoo.com

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    1. This feature is only available on the SLR series repeaters.

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  6. Hi Wayne, do I need NAI when I enabled this DNS function on my LCP repeaters?

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    1. No, you'd only need NAI if you're going to access voice or data using an application from Motorola's Application Developer Program or one of the S&S applications like SmartPTT Plus or TRBONET Plus.

      Since DNS doesn't acces this part of the IP stack, it doesn't need access to the NAI layer.

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