dnsmasq is a lightweight DHCP, DNS and TFTP server application for *nix platforms intended for use on small and home networks.

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dig succeeds, nslookup fails (with dnsmasq as the server)

I installed dnsmasq on a machine of mine (It's a Kubuntu 12.04 LTS), backed only by /etc/hosts (no connection to the Internet until later). Now, if I dig mymachine, I get 192.168.0.1, but if I try to ...
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Get OpenVPN clients names to resolve through dnsmasq

I have a PFSense box running as an OpenVPN server. There are several remote devices that connect through the VPN (as tap devices). The VPN stuff is working, I can access the remote hardware by ...
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DNSMasq wildcard top level domain/suffix

I'm running DD-WRT on my router and I need to block certain websites and all their potential suffixes, is that possible or would I have to list them all out individually? What I have is this ...
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How to get machines to use a DNS without a fixed IP, which does not appear in the DHCP lease? [closed]

I have some machines on a network. This network has a DHCP server - which I have no control over, and no DNS server, i.e. the DHCP lease refer you to some ISP's server and do not serve IPs for local ...
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What does “with domain specs non-public dns” mean?

I am configuring DNSMASQ to utilize upstream nameservers without using /etc/resolv.conf with the server= option. What I don't quite understand is what domain spec mean in the following sentence? ...
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How to resolve all .dev domains to localhost on Windows

We'd like to set things up on our developers' Windows boxes such that all .dev domains resolve to localhost. On Unix systems, firing up dnsmasq with a single additional line to hosts would do it, but ...
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Configuring dnsmasq to properly work with mod_rewrite on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I desperately need help. I read an article on the echoditto blog (http://www.echoditto.com/blog/never-touch-your-local-etchosts-file-os-x-again) and followed the recommendations for setting up ...
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Fix security vulnerability in dnsmasq on Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server using dnsmasq and recently ran into the following security vulnerability which does not seem to have a fix on 12.04. ...
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Restrict dnsmasq to offer DHCP to VMs on localhost only?

I need to set up dnsmasq to offer DHCP (and optionally DNS) to VMs running on the localhost only, and not to any other systems doing a DHCP Discover that are external to the box running dnsmasq. Do I ...
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How to config libvirt network setting about disabling dnsmasq “except-interface=lo”?

Here is the thing. My VMs run with libvirt and use default network libvirt-provide, and I've mad each VM registers its hostname to dnsmasq set by libvirt. so I want to look up its hostname for ...
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multiple ips for wildcard domains using dnsmasq's config format

dnsmasq is capable of assigning multiple static ips to one host when using the hosts file: 1.2.3.4 bla.com 4.5.6.7 bla.com nslookup: Name: example.com Address: 1.2.3.4 Name: example.com ...
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DNS lookup on DNS server works, but wrong IP on clients

I am trying to set up a DNS server to change a few domains in my local netwkork - first with bind9, then with dnsmasq. With both software, I resulted in the same problem: When executing nslookup / dig ...
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Assign IPv6 addresses to kvm virtual machines using DHCP

I created a bridge using brctl called dhcp_test_br, and bind my new created kvm virtual machine to this bridge. Then I ran dnsmasq: dnsmasq --strict-order --bind-interfaces --interface=dhcp_test_br ...
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Bind querys public nameserver gets private IP as answer

Currently I have a dnsmasq server (192.168.0.53) answering with local IP addresses for queries to a public domain. Facing internet there is an old (really old) bind server, master for example.com. So ...
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Per-client DNS servers with DNSMasq

I am running TomatoUSB with DNSMasq to provide DHCP and DNS services for my local network. What I would like to achieve is to provide alternative DNS servers for one or two specific clients on the ...
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How do I properly add dnsmasq to my runlevels so it starts on boot?

When I run this command: sudo update-rc.d dnsmasq defaults I get this error: update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing update-rc.d: warning: dnsmasq stop runlevel arguments (0 1 6) do ...
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dnsmasq - Multiple forwarding servers for domain entries?

I was wondering if it was possible to configure dnsmasq to send "server=" entries to multiple upstream servers? so like this: server=/facebook.com/1.2.3.4 server=/facebook.com/2.3.4.5 and have it ...
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Getting DNS replies for non-existing hostnames (DNSMasq)

I noticed some 'weird' DNSMasq behavior when I set up my LAN for dual stack IPv4 & IPv6 networking. It seems that my DNS server (DNSMasq) which acts as a forwarder and also has all the host names ...
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Securing dnsmasq - interface(s)?

Im preparing to deploy about a thousand fanless machines running Debian. Each machine has 3 interfaces (eth0, eth1 and uap0). In many cases these machines will sit between a cable modem and a home ...
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how to give cname to any device?

I am working on linux environment and c language. I can not use python,perl,PHP and apache. What my exact need is I want to give a same host name to each device connected in the network. I know that ...
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DNS Server with dnsmasq

I'm trying to set up dnsmasq as a dns server on a virtual machine running Debian. I can successfully run nslookup from another computer: nslookup facebook.com 10.0.11.2 and the answer I get is: ...
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Tomato dnsmasq - limit queries to specific name server

Does anyone know if it's possible to limit queries to a specific name server using dnsmasq? As an example: All queries for anything on 172.16.0.0/12 should only be answered by server A. All queries ...
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dnsmasq content filter [closed]

Is it possible so use dnsmasq as a selective content filter (just for specified clients - defined by their MAC address) I know how to create a global content filter. I know that a proxy should be ...
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Most DNS queries for TLDs do not pass through dnsmasq

Most DNS queries for top-level domains from my LAN behind a router with dnsmasq 2.55 on OpenWRT 10.03.1 return negative results, e.g.: $ dig com. ANY ; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> ...
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DNSMasq is slower than my ISP at returning cached DNS entries.

I have DNSMasq set up on a relatively idle Pentium D 3.4Ghz Debian Linux machine. When I run dig queries locally, the second result is always 0 ms. When I run dig queries on any other machine on my ...
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dnsmasq Client TTL

I have a situation where my hosts file is constantly changing. Because of this I don't want clients to cache ip addresses resolved using the hosts file. Here is the command that starts dnsmasq for ...
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How to configure dnsmasq to forward multiple DNS servers?

I'm now using public DNS over VPN to avoid some DNS pollution in China. But this come with a price that I can't take advantage of CDN. Is there a way to configure dnsmasq and let it query both DNS ...
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Built-in DNS server for Sonic wall? [closed]

I've got a Sonicwall TZ 215 that is currently being used as a firewall and DHCP server. Is there any built-in DNS server on this device I can use to map internal site names to IP addresses? I had this ...
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How can i resolve all external addresses to internal address? [duplicate]

I am currently setting up a Linux server for a WIFI access-point. When ever someone who is connected to the hotspot/access-point? tries to reload a page they get forced onto the one page. Note: this ...
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How do I make dnsmasq serve IP addresses via IPoIB?

I have a cluster farm that I'm setting up. The nodes (computers in the farm) are connected via ethernet & IP over Infiniband. I'm needing to netboot the nodes and thought dnsmasq would fit well ...
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dnsmasq and openvpn, server resolving different IPs based on client network

Long time lurker, first time poster - here it goes: We've got an office server running Debian 6. It's used as a smb file server, ssh server, openvpn server, dns and dhcp server (via dnsmasq). The smb ...
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How to Zone Forward to a List of Alternative Name Servers in pfSense 2.0.1

I'm not sure if dnsmasq is involved in this process on pfSense or not. Before pfsense, we'd do this in BIND thusly: zone "firstpartner.com" { type forward; forwarders { 1.2.3.4; 5.6.7.8; ...
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Is it necessary to set: default gateway = DNS?

I'm working on the configuration of my test network. what are the advantages of a network configuration, by which default gateway = DNS?
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virtualbox instances dedicated-server with custom dnsmasq

I have dedicated server where I planned to run virtualbox virtual machines. Since the VMs are managed with vagrant/chef I may end up with many different ones. I thought it would be a great idea to ...
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Configuring dnsmasq to handle mx records on pfsense 2.0.1

I know from dnsmasq's man page that it is capable of handling mx records, but I can't seem to find anything in pfsense's web GUI or anywhere online that talks about how to include mx records. I'm ...
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How to configure DNSMasq to allow wildcards for dns entries from DHCP?

I'm using PFSenses 2.0 in our development environment. I'm depending on the DNS Forwarder to add DNS entries for new DHCP leases. This is working well, though I need to add support for wildcards to ...
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Don't automatically include all subdomains in DNSMasq address

It is possible to configure DNSMasq such that it returns a fixed IP address only for a request for that exact domain, and not for its subdomains? That is, I want it to return a fixed IP when resolving ...
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Is using wildcards for hostnames in dhcp module of dnsmasq possible?

I want to have all machines with a hostname that starts with foobar- assigned an IP from a specific range with an infinite lease. All other machines should have a volatile IP. I did the following but ...
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How to enforce dnsmasq to use dns for some hosts?

Right now I have following line with wildcard in dnsmasq.conf, which handles well all requests (this is required): address=/#/127.0.0.1 Yet, there are some domains which require proper ip address ...
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DNSMasq swallows local A-entries

When I query the ISP's DNS server for foo.example.com, it comes back with something like this: ;; ANSWER SECTION: foo.example.com. 159 IN A 192.168.40.20 (note that the IP address is a local ...
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Replacing stock dnsmasq with optware dnsmasq

This question if for DD-WRT installed on e3000 with optware. I have replaced the stock dnsmasq to get logging, using this: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=660694 I installed optware on ...
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dnsmasq & Tomato - Elminate the need for a trailing dot for name resolution

I realize that a trailing dot after a hostname is technically "correct", but it's a pain in the butt to type and is unintuitive for non-technical users. I had DDWRT on a Linksys router of mine many, ...
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Default http redirection when domain name requested, with a flashed dd-wrt router

i'm setting up a testing environment in my office and configured a router flashed with dd-wrt to be my dns. I configured the domain name in the router to mydomain.com, through Setup >> Basic Setup >> ...
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How do I get Windows Domain Controller and Ubuntu dnsmasq to play nicely?

I've inherited "ownership" of a network which has a Windows 2003 Server running as a Domain Controller and file server (no IIS or DNS running). We also use an Ubuntu server running dnsmasq as an ...
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Does running dnsmasq and named create conflicts on Ubuntu 12.04?

dnsmasq is run to help make the user experience smoother for the desktop users. If I run bind/named on this same server will there be conflicts between the two? What are the limitations of dnsmasq, ...
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DNSMASQ configuration [closed]

I am using DNSmasq, OpenDNS and DYNDNS. DYNDNS is for my FTP site, and I am using OPEN DNS to filter porn from my kids itouch/ipad. However, I would like a few computers to have the capability to ...
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Using dnsmasq for accessing multiple nameservers assigned by DHCP

At my work desktop running openSUSE 11.4, I have a local network which gets its address, domain (work.site) and nameservers (10.100.1.1, 10.100.1.2) info through DHCP - which get written into ...
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dnsmasq TFTP, GNU/Linux workstation, DHCP not responding

I'm attempting to get a TFTP server working, from my workstation. I've actually attempted this multiple times, never succeeded. I've setup real tftp from a router, but my home router is nothing close ...
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Dnsmasq Configuration for OpenVPN

I'm trying to configure an OpenVZ VPS running Debian 6 to run OpenVPN. I've got OpenVPN running, and I can connect to it, but my traffic isn't passing through yet. I get an error when dnsmasq start, ...
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Force to use specific DNS provider at network

OpenDNS offers a quite simple way for internet filtering by categories. Of course who could get the correct IP address can easily bypass the filter but it would be enough for my expectations. The ...