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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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 ...
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Using dnsmasq, loopback works but local clients don't

I just finished configuring dnsmasq on a local machine and it seems to work fine when resolving domains using itself. When I point another machine on the network to use the dnsmasq machine as its sole ...
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Redirect all DNS-Requests with dnsmasq

I have following scenario: I have set up an ad-hoc network with wicd on my server, and use dnsmasq as an dhcp- and dns-server. The network works very well, I can connect, get an ip address, and on all ...
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Configuring DNSMasq on a WZR-HP-G300NH

I'm looking to configure DNS naming on my WZR-HP-G300NH router. How would one go about doing this? I have found the documentation for Dnsmasq here, and the place where it appears you can configure ...
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Dnsmasq resolves local hostname to 127.0.0.1 all over the net

My dnsmasq is configured: On host 'rtfm.lan' Domain 'lan' There are some DHCP presets that include hostnames All '*.lan' hosts registered via DHCP do resolve fine: dnsmasq known which IPs are ...
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Configuring dnsmasq to act as a IPv6-to-IPv4 or IPv4-to-IPv6 forwarder?

Is there a guide somewhere about how to rig up some IPv6-to-IPv4 and IPv4-to-IPv6. I'd like to be able to run a dual stack on my home lan but not forfeit ipv4 just yet.
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dnsmasq and mac filter

Using dnsmasq as DHCP provider, how is it possible to allow only certain mac addresses to get IP address?
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DNS Cache domains not resolving from external IP

I am using dnsmasq on a CentOS box on an external network. My config file looks as follows: port=53 bind-interfaces user=root group=dnsmasq pid-file=/var/run/dnsmasq.pid domain-needed bogus-priv ...
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Moving the DHCP/DNS services from a Windows server (Active Directory) to a Linux machine

At my workplace we have a Windows Small Business Server, which runs DHCP and DNS services for our local network. I believe it's an Active Directory setup, but since I have no clue of Windows really, ...
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Can I put dnsmasq in front of a win2k3 DC and have clients use dnsmasq as primary DNS?

I am running a mixed LAN, and have XP client PCs on a 2k3 domain (and therefore use 2k3 as primary DNS). For political reasons I need to run dnsmasq server in front of it and point other DNS ...
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Problem configuring dnsmasq for local subdomains

I've set up dnsmasq on a virtal machine server in order to handle static wildcard subdomains on my local home network for development purposes. The idea is to have *.local.myapp.com resolve to the ...
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DNSmasq configuration woes, how to make DHCP names served out of DNS entries

My DNSmasq configuration is as follows: dhcp-range=private,192.168.128.100,192.168.128.200 dhcp-range=public,192.168.129.100,192.168.129.200 dhcp-option=private,option:router,192.168.128.1 ...
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How do you get dnsmasq to specify alternate DNS servers?

I'm working on a network with ~10 kubuntu desktops (and numerous servers and IP phones) and am trying to get dnsmasq to specify another dns server as a failover. I tried using server=192.168.0.90 ...
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Problems setting up dnsmasq

Its currently set up as follows: # /etc/dnsmasq.conf domain-needed bogus-priv address=/doubleclick.net/127.0.0.1 except-interface=eth0 dhcp-range=interface:eth1,192.168.1.10,192.168.1.127,12h ...
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Restricting dnsmasq's DHCP server to one interface

How do I configure dnsmasq to only assign addresses on eth0, not wlan0?
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Trouble serving vhosts when trying to set up wildcard subdomains with dnsmasq in local development environment

I'm trying to get wildcard DNS enabled on my laptop using dnsmasq. I realize that this has been asked and answered more than once on this forum, but I can't get the solution to work for me. Steps ...
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associate dhcp requests with subdomains in dnsmasq

I have dnsmasq running as a dns server with a number of linux boxes using static ips that run several virtual hosts on subdomains. I currently have the following address line in my dnsmasq.conf to ...
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DNS lookup aliasing of hostnames (not IP aliases), probably via dnsmasq

I'd like to be able to set up a host, say "eg", to be an alias to some server on the internet, say "example.example.com". I just need this functionality to be available from my local machine. I'm ...
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Oracle VM provisioning from dnsmasq

I have Oracle VM 2.2.0 and a provisioning server (dhcp/tftp/http) based on dnsmasq. A VM that it is configure too boot from the network, is receiving the IP, but it is failing to boot. The error ...
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Setting up dnsmasq for a local network

Me, and a small group of developers have just moved to a new office, and I'd like to set up dnsmasq on our development server, so when we deploy web apps there, we don't have to edit our own hosts ...
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How to configure a static wildcard subdomain with dnsmasq

I have a network behind a NAT with a few machines. The machines are: router - NAT, dnsmasq, forwarding - directly connected to the inet server - which runs ssh, www and some other stuff clients - ...
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How can I override TTL of an Internet Address?

I'm running a caching DNS server currently to improve latency in a network. The question is: can I override the TTL I get from a server using BIND9 or other software on Linux? short "dig ...
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Set host firewall so VMs obtain dynamic IP from dnsmasq

Virtual machines (KVM/libvirt) fail to obtain a dynamic IP address from the libvirt-launched dnsmasq running on a CentOS host when the firewall is running. When I turn off the firewall (CSF), the ...
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Is there an alternative to “dnsmasq”?

What is the recommended alternative to dnsmasq? I am looking at overriding/configuring the TTL. (Probably the only thing I miss from Windows is the fact that it was more aggressive in caching DNS ...
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dnsmasq: how to increase TTL?

Is there a way to override & increase the received TTL from an upstream DNS server? Is there a configuration parameter in dnsmasq for this?
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Google images sometimes terribly slow when using dnsmasq

I am the admin of a small LAN of 10+ computers. I've set up a dnsmasq server for DHCP and DNS resolution, and it's working almost fine.. My problem is that when I try to use Google images, sometimes ...