[Dnsmasq-discuss] Resolution with resolv.conf

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Sun Oct 2 19:53:49 BST 2005

Marc wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to know if 'dnsmasq' use the 'search' key in resolv.conf to 
> extend the dns resolution ...

It doesn't. That would involve sending more than one query to the 
upstream nameservers for each received query, which is difficult to do.

> I'm using dnsmasq in a subnet but I'd like to access other hosts 
> "outside" without typing the entire domain name...
> (because the 'dnsmasq' host is also a router)

If your hosts were running Unix/Linux, I would suggest just putting the 
relevant domains into /etc/resolv.conf on each host, then the host will 
do the correct queries. Since they are running Windows, you will have to 
do the Windows equivalent. I'm pretty sure it exists.
> Thank you.
> For information, my current network is like this :
> Subnet(Windows computers)  <--- router with dnsmasq  --->  External 
> net(s) with other domain names
> .pi314                                                             
>                   .res.insa
>                         .ens.insa-rennes.fr



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