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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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; w.x....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 /etc/...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 can'...
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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 anything....
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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). I'...
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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 works....
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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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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. 4.2....
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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 ...
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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 no-...
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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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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 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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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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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, I'...
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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 dhcp-...
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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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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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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 dhcp-...
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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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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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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 ...