[Dnsmasq-discuss] DNSmasq on a VPS instead of bind
marsepein at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 00:57:42 GMT 2007
1/5/07, Aaron J Weber <aweber at comcast.net> wrote:
> dnsmasq will read /etc/hosts if you just put your local servers in there (if
> they're static) then that'll work fine.
OK. On a sidenote, is it necessary to put domains "/etc/hosts"
bound to localhost and/or to the IP of the NIC (the WAN address) ?
127.0.0.1 domain.org otherdomain.net localhost localhost.localdomain
88.321.123.321 domain.org www.domain.org mail.domain.org
88.321.123.321 otherdomain.net mail.otherdomain.net
I need to look at the syntax manual of hosts for that, but maybe you know that..
> If you don't want to edit the files (which I found clean-enough to keep,
> IMHO), I think the "server=" syntax allows you to specify other nameservers.
Thanks, also to Carlos, for making my decision to use dnsmasq. I like
how tiny it is.
> To protect yourself from the "RED" interface (Internet) from servicing
> lookups, set "except-interface=eth#" (where "eth#" is the interface name
> from ifconfig).
> Does that help?
Yes, thanks a lot. I might publish some short tutorial on what I did
so it can be googled and used ;-)
P.S. Sorry, the silly gmail interface replied only to Aaron.
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