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

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Wed Sep 2 20:22:10 BST 2009

On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 05:51:15PM +0100, Simon Kelley wrote:
> 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?
> > 
> yes.
> cname=garage,garage.local
> should do it.
It doesn't seem to work though.  I have added the following to the end
of /etc/dnsmasq.conf :-


I have killed and restarted dnsmasq (it's still providing DNS OK).

However I can't ping or ssh to garage, but I can ping and ssh to

Chris Green

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