[Dnsmasq-discuss] Why doesn't this machine name get propagated round my LAN?
cl at isbd.net
Tue May 8 09:40:54 BST 2012
I have dnsmasq version 2.52 running on an Ubuntu server machine on our
At the bottom of /etc/dnsmasq.conf I have the following:-
The machines backup is a Western Digital NAS that runs Linux, chris is
my desktop machine running xubuntu and ben is my son's games machine
running Windows Vista.
I can refer to 'backup' and 'chris' by name OK:-
chris at dps:/etc$ host backup
backup.zbmc.eu has address 192.168.1.88
chris at dps:/etc$ host chris
chris.zbmc.eu has address 192.168.1.4
chris at dps:/etc$
but not 'ben':-
chris at dps:/etc$ host ben.zbmc.eu
Host ben.zbmc.eu not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
What am I doing wrong? The MAC address is right:-
root at chris:~# arp-scan -l
Interface: eth0, datalink type: EN10MB (Ethernet)
Starting arp-scan 1.8.1 with 256 hosts (http://www.nta-monitor.com/tools/arp-scan/)
192.168.1.1 00:50:7f:8b:35:40 DrayTek Corp.
192.168.1.2 00:01:6c:6c:c7:9b FOXCONN
192.168.1.6 00:04:4b:07:13:30 NVIDIA
192.168.1.88 00:90:a9:70:06:ff WESTERN DIGITAL
192.168.1.137 00:04:20:26:55:19 Slim Devices, Inc.
192.168.1.145 08:00:27:24:d0:9c CADMUS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
192.168.1.129 00:01:e3:9d:8b:b5 Siemens AG
The NVIDIA machine is 'ben'.
Is it because 'ben' has a static IP and thus dnsmasq isn't setting its
address? If so how do I get dnsmasq to provide DNS lookup for 'ben'?
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