[Dnsmasq-discuss] Deferring to external nameserver for certain local domain names

richardvoigt at gmail.com richardvoigt at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 00:34:53 GMT 2008

On Jan 10, 2008 6:47 AM, Brandon Beck <bmbeck at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I apologize if this has been asked and answered already.  I'm looking for a
> way to tell dnsmasq to use an external nameserver for certain names in my
> local domain.
> My situation is interesting, but I don't think it's an unreasonable one.
> I'm using Google's "apps for your domain" service for my email, and in my
> public dns entry have a CNAME record that points mail.mydomain.com to
> ghs.google.com.  On my local network however, dnsmasq believes it knows
> everything there is to know about mydomain.com and that since it doesn't see
> a dhcp record for mail.mydomain.com one must not exist.  Is there a way I
> can get dnsmasq to see that CNAME on the public dns server while still
> retaining the ability for dnsmasq to pull entries for mydomain.com from

Slightly off-topic, but your MX record is ghs.google.com, not
mail.mydomain.com, correct?  MX records can't be CNAMEs and quite a
few providers will actually blacklist servers that use them.

> Thanks,
> Brandon
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