[Dnsmasq-discuss] Local DNS resolution does not work from Windows hosts

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Sun Jan 8 10:45:14 GMT 2006

A C wrote:
> I have a mix of *nix and Windows XP hosts behind my router and none are 
> configured to have FQDNs.  The router has all the IPs and hostnames in 
> its /etc/hosts and the clients have their hosts files blank except for 
> the typical localhost entry.  All the *nix hosts are able to query and 
> resolve local host names.    However, the Windows machines all report 
> back non-existant domain and never resolve.  Does anyone have any idea 
> why?  One XP system is statically configured and connected by wire.  The 
> other system is using DHCP over a wireless link.  dnsmasq is running on 
> a Linksys WRT54G router with the latest OpenWRT firmware.
> Thanks for any help,
> -Alex
> This is the current configuration:
> domain-needed
> bogus-priv
> filterwin2k
> localise-queries
> local=//
> #domain=
> dhcp-authoritative
> dhcp-range=,,,96h
> read-ethers
> dhcp-option=6,,

This is probably covered in the FAQ:


look for:

Q: Names on the internet are working fine, but looking up local names
    from /etc/hosts or DHCP doesn't seem to work



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