[Dnsmasq-discuss] Redirect internal non existent hosts
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Thu Jan 16 08:10:55 GMT 2014
That's what I was thinking. Many thanks Simon.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Kelley" <simon at thekelleys.org.uk>
To: dnsmasq-discuss at lists.thekelleys.org.uk
Sent: Wednesday, 15 January, 2014 5:35:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] Redirect internal non existent hosts
On 14/01/14 09:35, Robert Sweetnam wrote:
> Hi all,
> We've been using dnsmasq very successfully now for nearly a year. However I just have one quick query and unfortunately all my searching has come up with nothing.
> As we use dnsmasq internally we would like to redirect unknown hosts to an internal server.
> e.g. there's no host called ghost.mydomain.com so it should instead return an address of portal.mydomain.com
> Is this possible? I was exploring the use of NXDOMAIN but it didn't seem to fit the bill.
No, it's generally considered to be a bad thing to do, and dnsmasq has a
function (bogus-nxdomain) which attempt to reverse it, when ISPs play
this trick. It's worth Googling "Verisgn NXDOMAIN" for why it's a bad idea.
> We're currently running dnsmasq 2.62 as shipped with Debian Wheezy.
> Thanks in advance.
> Best regards,
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> Dnsmasq-discuss at lists.thekelleys.org.uk
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