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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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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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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Using dnsmasq to service multiple subnets

I'm pretty new to using dnsmasq, and I would like to keep utilizing it in my lab environment. However, being new, I am unsure what commands/files to use. I've spent two days doing research 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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Bind and DNSmasq conflicting [closed]

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 and finally to 15.04 and now I have big problem in accessing websites. I get the "query refused" when I try to dig google.com and in my resolv.conf ...
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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 dnsmasq 'add-subnet' for?

I found 'add-subnet' option in DNSMASQ man page, described as forwarding client's subnet to upstream DNS server. However after I added 'add-subnet=24' (also tried 'add-subnet') to dnsmasq.conf, ...