[Dnsmasq-discuss] Dnsmasq and PPTP
Dale DeJager" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu, 5 May 2005 20:38:21 -0500
I have PPTP working successfully with connectivity to/from the LAN, but I
have a question relating to network name resolution:
As configured I cannot get the PPTP session to assign a DNS suffix (also
called DNS domain name) to the client PPTP connectoid. This means that
simple references to a computer on the LAN (such as \\computer1) do not
resolve. One work around for this is to put the suffix in the PPTP
connectoid in the "DNS Suffix for this connection" field on the advanced
TCP/IP DNS properties sheet. However, it is much easier and more flexible if
the suffix can be assigned automatically when the connection is established
in the same way that it is provided via DHCP for a LAN connection.
I do have expand-hosts set and the domain set in the .conf file and it
appears that the DNS server is working properly. I'm just trying to figure
out how to automate the setting of the DNS Suffix at the time the connection
Related to the above, I observe the following syslog error message twice
during each PPTP session establishment:
May 5 23:07:15 Router daemon.warn dnsmasq: DHCP request for
unsupported hardware type (8) recieved on ppp1
It seems as if the client is trying to ask for DHCP information via the PPTP
session, but the request is being rejected by the dnsmasq server.
Does anyone know why this is or how to fix this problem?