I've always run BorderManager's DNS Proxy for our internal DNS server. It works great due to it checking the hosts file first before forwarding the DNS request to the Internet. So, I'd put all of the servers and their internal IP address in the hosts file and point all the workstations at the BorderManager server for DNS.

Now, I need to replace that same functionality with something else. Preferably something that will run on SLES 11 or OES2.

I'm not experienced with BIND or any other DNS server. Do other products reference the local hosts file first or was that something unique to BorderManager?

All suggestions greatly appreciated!