DNS Configuration issue

There's this problem I've been having for some time.

I have a small server (http, mstsc, file-, ...) at home. It has a real IP address. It also acts as a gateway (AP, lan, bluetooth lan) and shares it's internet connectivity. For that reason that machine acts as a DNS and a DHCP server and has an internal IP address.

There's a domain name resolving to the external (real) IP address.

The problem is seeing the the stuff that should be seen from the outside world from the internal network. All that stuff works when using the internal IP to access that machine, so it's not a firewall issue.

What works and what not: pinging the external address works, telnetting to external IP:80 fails as with any other port.

A simple site wouldn't mind internal or external address.
My blogging application on the contrary would fail because the resources (pictures) are with FQN URLs.
And I would like to make this work in a pretty way.

One solution - local DNS server supplying the internal IP address for that domain name.
This works now, but my local DNS has to have an entry for every single domain/sub-domain - this approach sucks. I also have different services exported on the two different IPs and this local DNS approach break that.

I have seen this problem with the networks of midsize companies. Example with deploying a product inside that network (have to supply internal names).

I'm looking for a better solution.


Car accidents' day, part II

Look here for part one.
I had promised myself until the end of the day to use only first and second gear - I didn't do it.

So what happened until that notorious day was over.
It was snowing all day and after work I decided to go to a nearby mountain (Vitosha) and test my driving skills on an empty road. At some point I parked outside the cleared road to see the view to night Sofia. ...and I couldn't get out of there - the car was stuck in high snow. Digging was necessary. To dig I used a thing I bought for cleaning my windshield - it did an amazing job and I got out.

Few turns and a lot of drifting after that I lost control and got stuck (again!) in ditch stopping just a few inches from a tree. The car was inarguably unable to get out of there on it's own. I was just imaging how now I should start calling friends (it was around 12 o'clock already) which would arrive at least an hour after I called them, when I saw some lights. I got out and raised my thumb and these guys stopped. I had a rope and a Subaru 4x4 got me out in no time. And the car wasn't damaged at all. What a day.

I definitely believe in god now.

Unfortunately there isn't a single picture of all the stuff that happened.

Car accidents' day

Today for a while I started believing in god.

I had to get up really early to take a friend to a car repair shop. It was (and still is) a rainy day and I was really sleepy. On the way there (driving kinda fast) I missed a right turn and went in the left lane (missing two cars and a van, whose driver lost control and stalled the thing missing me only for half a meter - fortunately he didn't hit anything). I stopped, apologized and continued on my to the shop without even my heart rate going any faster - I guess I was too sleepy (but not too much - as to avoid the accident).

Few hours later getting out of a parking lot I hit a car - quite a limousine with some mafia guys in it. Only a scratch on it and nothing on my car. After hearing the regular threats on my life, we (me and one of them) decided to call the police. Now is the time to mention that driver had parked on a bad place causing a jam and a lot of horns. He then moved the car to a different place but still causing a jam and a lot of angry drivers. At some point he decided to leave without even telling me. After a few minutes I called the cops to tell them not to come. I didn't even get a ticket.

What a day.

Until the end of the day I'll use only first and second gear.