I would like to set up a name server for my home network so that I can use my easily remembered names to point at my devices. I haven't played with DNS in over 7 years and honestly don't remember how to do this. Can anyone point me to a good "how to" or something of the like to get me started?
I would suggest using dnsmasq, as it will give you a two fold solution: dhcp server and dns proxy for your local network.
You might want to look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Dnsmasq
Advantages of dnsmasq is that it will resolve dhcp names in its dns proxy, and simply use /etc/hosts for static ip you might have. It is much simpler than using a full bind9 server.
Well, if the network is really simple and static, you could just modify
If you have too many devices or they change too often,