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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Specific host file for interface with dnsmasq

I use a VPN on an interface, e.g tun0 (2.2.2.0/24), while the LAN network is on the interface eth0 (1.1.1.0/24). I use dnsmasq to route specific addresses to my LAN and these addresses have their ...
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Why can I only have one ProxyPass'ed subdomain?

Edit: The problem disappeared when I restarted my computer. I apologize for wasting everyone's time with this! I'm trying to set up local .dev domains for my different production apps. I have an ...
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accessing same domain name through a different port

I have a production website, and a development website. The must be accessed through the domain name, www.mysite.com. I would like to be able to access the dev site through a praticular port, say ...
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cobbler managed dnsmasq is not listening on the correct interfaces

I have a cobbler server I am trying to get installed. Unfortunately dnsmasq is not listening on the correct interfaces. It should be listening on my 192.168.10.2 network which is assigned to br1 ...
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dnsmasq to server different ip depending on which NS is used

I want to simulate the following situation: If the client makes a request using NS1 for DOMAIN1 return IP1 If the client makes a request using NS2 for DOMAIN1 return IP2 i.e resolve the domain to a ...
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URIBL_BLOCKED on Ubuntu 14.04 Server with working Dnsmasq

I've set up a small mail server which includes Spam Assassin. Everything seems to work great except one. SA docs suggest installing a caching DNS server to keep some RBLs from blocking the server over ...
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Configure ufw pptpd and dnsmasq on the same server

I've got a an ubuntu 14 server running both pptpd and dnsmasq. I'm having trouble configuring ufw to allow pptp clients to resolve their DNS queries using the local dnsmasq server. I've correctly ...
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DNS queries fail from local machine running dnsmasq

I have a "sandbox" web server setup for my developers to work on. Each one has their own IP, with all the "production" hostnames configured, and a DNSmasq configuration to answer for those production ...
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DNSMasq forgetting cname entries after first access

I have an Asus router (running Merlin firmware) that is currently exhibiting an annoying issue. When I set up a cname entry in dnsmasq.conf, that entry works the first few time it's accessed then ...
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DNSMasq on DD-WRT not working as expected

Following the guide given here I created several DNSMasq options for a local network, however none of them are working as they should. I am hosting a website internally on a viertual server, however ...
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dnsmasq fails a few seconds, then get back to normal (debian)

I am running a box with debian 6.0.8, and DNSMasq 2.55 (from Debian repository). I use it to resolve some local hostnames, and it mostly works fine. but some times, it will fail to answer requests ...
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Resolve all external addresses to an internal address when an internet connection is missing

I am using a raspberry-pi running ArchLinux with a WiFi router to provide an access point for locally-hosted web content. I am running a DHCP server. When the Pi is plugged into an internet ...
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dnsmasq(as DHCP server) isn't working in KVM+libvirt envirmont

I'm using dnsmasq as DHCP server in VM environment. But It didn't working. I disabled basic DHCP feature in libvirt. <network> <name>default</name> ...
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Puppet install of Openstack: Could not find resource 'Package[dnsmasq-base]Package[dnsmasq-utils]' for relationship on 'Package[neutron-dhcp-agent]'

ebug: Executing '/etc/puppet/etckeeper-commit-pre' debug: catalog supports formats: b64_zlib_yaml dot pson raw yaml; using pson err: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: ...
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Use a LAN IP for dnsmasq

We have a single iMac in our office running a Vagrant box exposing the public IP of 192.168.1.70. Everyone in the office used to all be able to access sites on this box (which all use ".dev" such as ...
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dnsmasq forward dns requests + add domain suffix for not fqdn

I want to use dnsmasq as a DNS forwarder: for fully qualified domain names it should forward request without change; for not fully qualified name it should add domain to the name and forward ...
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dnsmasq - filter requests by source IP

It is not recommended to answer recursive DNS queries from outside the local network. Is there a way to make dnsmasq answer queries about specified domains (part locally part forward to another DNS ...
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Spoofing NS records for pre-transfer DNS testing

I'm about to transfer a domain from one registrar and DNS provider to another, and I want to test the new DNS host before starting the transfer. The new host provides plain DNS service beforehand, so ...
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How to make dnsmasq resolve a domain based on where a query were made from

On my phone, I'm pointing to my PC address for DNS server (dnsmasq), and it is working for normal DNS queries but not for local. I can see from a ping app that local domains are resolved to 127.0.0.1, ...
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DHCP server with ability to update mac address dynamically

Is there a better way to maintain MAC to IP specification in dhcp with out restarting dhcp service each time when there is an update. is it possible to use DHCP with database in Linux to save all ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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possible to make samba4's internal dns server listen on non-standard port?

Is it possible to make samba4's internal dns server listen on a port other than 53? I need to run two dns server's on this host -- my desire was to use dnsmasq on the standard port for client's and ...
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How to have a local dns server with no conflict with internet addresses?

I need a local dns server on an ubuntu server to resolve name of local servers. I used dnsmasq, but the problem is that it tries to resolve all addresses (for example http://serverfault.com) and ...
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How to setup open/public DNS server in a secure way? [closed]

For a custom application (retrieving data from embedded sensors), I need to create a fake DNS entry to redirect the requests to my servers. I want to setup a DNS server so the users just have to ...
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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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DNSMasq stops forwarding requests after a while

Today I've been having DNS issues. I use DNSMasq in conjunction with OpenVPN to form a VPN. Before now I've never had any problems, but today DNSMasq has randomly stopped forwarding requests. No ...
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What's the best way to create a captive portal access point if my authentication is on a website?

I have my access point set up with dnsmasq and hostapd. Hostapd supports authentication but it is local authentication. I need the user to be limited to a specific login URL, where once they hit the ...
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Internet access not working on VPN set up with OpenVPN: DNS issue [closed]

I need to set up a VPN using OpenVPN to use it in my project. I did my researches about this subject and I found that the best solution is using OpenVPN. And I try to find a solution to set up a VPN ...
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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 ...