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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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 ...
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Running dnsmasq as an authoritative DNS server

I am trying to implement a dynamic dns service for my computers. I have pointed h.lohray.com to my EC2 instance in the NS record of lohray.com and have installed dnsmasq on that system and have made ...
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OpenVPN: Not all DNS entries get pushed to clients from server. (dnsmasq)

I have been trying to find a solution to this problem, but have found no answer so far, so I hope you guys can help me out. I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04, which has a static IP address and an ...
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Disable dhcp service in dnsmasq

I would like to use only dnsmasq to forward all dns requests to google's dns server and disable dhcp... How can I achieve this result?
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bind9 forward records, not just zones

The situation I am faced with is that I have a few domains hosted with UltraDNS and also with a bind9 server for local use with internal subdomains and for dhcp hostnames. For example, domain.com is ...
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Using dnsmasq to resolve all hosts to the same address

I'm running Ubuntu server on a computer used as a wireless AP, but this AP should resolve all DNS requests to an internal IP address rather than actually performing the lookup. I want to do the same ...
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Dnsmasq on Tomato firmware won't reply from simple name address

I want to be able to access computer 192.168.0.3 from the simple name "pos". Not "pos.com" or anything. With my setup below I can ping dev.pos, just not pos. I have to ping mydomain.pos to get a ...
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Pings not answered when IPv6 Support enabled in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I have Dnsmasq configured on my network to give names to various IPv4 IP addresses on the network. Pinging the other machines using their DNS names work fine when I have just IPv4 enabled on my ...
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How to delegate a zone from Microsoft Windows 2003 DNS server to dnsmasq?

I have a split domain setup on my production server farm: Each server has both an external (internet facing) IP address and a private internal (LAN facing) IP address. A local DNS server running ...
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How can I setup a Wilcard DNS Entry on pfSense?

How can I set up Wildcard DNS on a pfSense embedded device running pfSense 2.0? Details: pfSense uses dnsmasq as a DNS forwarder Running the current pfSense release, 2.0 Running on a Netgate ...
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Routing Based on DNS

This may seem like an odd question, but I'm in a corporate network and VPNing in to Amazon's AWS, both of which use the same block of 10.0.0.0 addresses. Ultimately, there is no overlapping, but I ...
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How do I MAC filter with DHCP server

I want to Only allow certain MAC addresses to get a IP from my DHCP server, currently I use dnsmasq and I rather not change dhcp server but I'm open to other software aswell. However, I need to be ...
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Running wildcard subdomain virtualhost from a vagrant box with dnsmasq

I'm trying to run a server on vagrant. I have the standard lucid32 box up and running with dnsmasq installed. I want to be able to browse to the server from my host computer with a url like ...
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resolvconf dnsmasq issue - system startup leaves blank dnsmasq resolv.conf file

On system start, /var/run/dnsmasq/resolv.conf file ends up being blank. I had expected the resolvconf package to update it with the info from /etc/network/interfaces (dns-nameservers, dns-search). ...
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Getting Samba, DHCP and DNS to play nice

The scenario: a simple home network. At its core it consists of: an ADSL 4port wireless router. Acting as a DHCP server. (running dd-wrt) An Ubuntu server, running Samba, as a NAS. a mix of other ...
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Dnsmasq - DNS plain lookups not working, though qualified lookups and host records seem correct

I've got a simple dnsmasq setup, but am encountering an error. In particular, the following is not working as I'd expect it to: pinging the plain domain fails, but pinging a local-qualified name ...
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Is dnsmasq a cache?

I have doubt whether dnsmasq is a DNS server or just a cache for DNS. I see in some of the linux machines that the dnsmasq is installed. Is it installed in default? Thanks in advance.
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Is it possible to separate Routing/NAT in conjunction with an internal DNSMasq host providing DNS/DHCP?

It's really great letting DNSMasq take care of DHCP / DNS, as it "just knows" everything... as it should, considering it dished out the addresses to the hosts... However, it seems (to me) - ...
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Can I specify more than two DNS in dd-wrt? Different company DNS?

Right now my "Additional DNSMasq options" is as follows: no-resolv strict-order server=208.67.222.222 server=208.67.222.220 1. can I specify OpenDns for the first and genuity for the second (i.e. ...
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dnsmasq reading /etc/hosts, but not using it

I've done a default install of dnsmasq. When I run dig, it seems to be using dnsmasq (127.0.0.1), but the results don't include the hostnames included in /etc/hosts. /etc/hosts: 192.168.1.13 sun ...
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How to downgrade dnsmasq?

after upgrating to ubuntu 11.04, I lost dnsmasq. When I run /usr/sbin/dnsmasq start I get dnsmasq: junk found in command line Apparently I need to downgrade dnsmasq but Package->Force version is ...