[Dnsmasq-discuss] Multicast dns

Tom Fanning tf-ml at edgebyte.com
Mon Apr 23 04:51:47 BST 2007

Hi all

Having just installed Ubuntu 7.04, I'm having issues resolving domain
names ending in .local (accessible through router-to-router VPN), for
example vault.edgebyte.local. The following packets are seen:


That packet capture is triggered when doing a
wget http://vault.edgebyte.local

wget falls over with a name resolution error. Same with pings, tcp
connects etc.

I found a posting about an assumption somewhere that .local names are
"Zeroconf" names and should not be resolvable by any DNS servers.

My dnsmasq resolves all my .local addresses just fine (by means of an
upstream server for those specific domains, over the VPN tunnel), and
all other client machines (different OSes) resolve these names
absolutely fine from dnsmasq.

I realise that it's not directly a dnsmasq thing, but it would be great
if dnsmasq were to support these Ubuntu clients which now seem to choose
to follow this (faulty?) assumption. I'm not sure, but I think this is a
retrograde step brought in with Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 - I don't remember
this coming up as an issue with previous versions.

Drop me a reply with any comments/feedback/requests by all means.


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