Is there some kind of app or web app which will let you simulate and play with DNS settings and fields (CNAME, ...) and test various simple configurations in a small simulated network?
I am talking about a dummy, very basic, level of simulation. Nothing that goes down to simulate actual network layers, just a high level, kind of a game/demo, thing.
I usually put my hands on DNS settings just once per-project, and this is not letting me acquire enough proficiency with it, because every time I tend to forget what I learnt and have to read it up again.
Also, applying DNS settings usually takes days, and being myself a learn-by-doing person, the fact that I can't just tweak with it as much as I need just makes it even more complicated to get these concepts fixated in my brain.
If not a web-app, the software should run on Linux, Windows. Free options (as "free beer") are preferred.