[Dnsmasq-discuss] Can dnsmasq 'alias' a host name?

Perette Barella perette at barella.org
Wed Sep 2 18:55:00 BST 2009

A note on the on the .local pseudo-top-level-domain: It's used by  
multicast DNS, implemented on Macs primarily I think.  mDNS is used by  
machines forming an ad-hoc network, and works in parallel with DNS.   
Although I can't remember my problem now, I recall a name-related race  
condition battle on my network when my local DNS domain also  
used .local .  The .local entry at Wikipedia gives a similar warning:

"Name resolution issues may arise if Bonjour, Avahi, or other  
Multicast DNS software is used in conjunction with a network that  
implements the local toplevel DNS domain."
	[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.local]



Chris G wrote:
> Can dnsmasq provide an alternative name for a client?
> This is going on from my problem with a system that insists on calling
> itself garage.local when I want it to be called garage.
> Is there a way that I can tell dnsmasq that garage.local is also
> garage so that requests for the address of garage will get the address
> of garage.local?

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