[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq stops working after changing from ppp to dhcp

Chris Purves chris at northfolk.ca
Tue Dec 20 07:12:47 GMT 2005

Chris Purves wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently changed internet providers and so changed from a pppoe 
> connection (using pppd) to a dhcp connection (using dhcp-client).  In 
> the original setup I was using dnsmasq to act as a dhcp server and dns 
> server to a home network.  There were no problems with the setup.
> I changed providers and so switched from using pppd to dhcp-client. 
> Dnsmasq was no longer able to provide dns lookup for client computers. I 
> replaced dhcp-client with dhcpcd and installed resolvconf but it's still 
> not working.
>  From what I understand, in the original configuration, dnsmasq should 
> read from /etc/ppp/resolv.conf to provide dns server information.  When 
> I switched to dhcp, that file was no good anymore, but once I install 
> resolvconf, I expect that dnsmasq should read from /etc/resolv.conf, but 
> it seems that is not happening.
> I'm running debian sarge.  Can someone give me some tips to debug this 
> problem?
I would like to add that /var/run/dnsmasq/resolv.conf does correctly 
show the dns servers:


However, the first nameserver does not work.  If I try to ping it from 
the computer connected directly to the internet I get no response.

Good day, eh.

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