[Dnsmasq-discuss] DNS with /etc/hosts and subdomains

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Feb 4 20:52:24 GMT 2014


On 29/01/14 09:52, Dirk wrote:
> Hi,
>
> dnsmasq resolves my systems via /etc/hosts which works fine, except for
> names with an additional suffix.
>
> -- dnsmasq.conf (extract) --
> local=/dyn.example.com/
> expand-hosts
> domain=dyn.example.com
>
> -- hosts --
> 10.0.0.1 system1
> 10.0.0.2 system2
> ...
> 10.1.0.1 server.test
>
> --- test ---
> system1.dyn.example.com resolves (and all other simple names)
> server.test.dyn.example.com doesn't.
>
> Do you know if/how it's possible to use these "subdomains" in that
> scenario?
>

The code deliberately doesn't expand anything that's not a simple name, 
to avoid things like

example.com.example.com


Removing the check is a simple patch, but it's not something I'd want in 
the distributed code, I think.


Cheers,

Simon.




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