[Dnsmasq-discuss] I love this little gem !

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Feb 11 12:03:14 GMT 2014

On 09/02/14 00:34, Elsie Buck wrote:
> I just ran across
> http://lists.thekelleys.org.uk/pipermail/dnsmasq-discuss/2014q1/008009.html
> which is exactly what I want to do at my home. Why you ask? Well, I have
> 5 computers (one for each room), 2 file servers, 2 media players and 2
> laptops. Not real impressive, but DNSMasq setup correctly, blocks banner
> ads and bad sites (yeah I get the lists from a couple of places - it's
> all automatic to me). so the "bad" sites get sent to my own web server
> which basically says "Oops, you didn't intend to be here". Which is ok.
> I know what it means and why I ended up there. I'm the only one who
> counts. What I don't want is the boring "site not found" (NXDomain). I
> thought I knew where that page was generated from within windows, but I
> cannot remember and Google just isn't helping. So I thought, how about
> DNSMasq? But the above link explains why not. I'm running DNSMasq on a
> DNS-323 "file server". I believe I've found other programs that might do
> something close to what I want, but I don't know those programs and
> would rather stay with the tried and true. I thought if enough people
> requested this feature, you might reconsider...

It's really not a good idea: this is probably the definitive paper on 
why not:


> Did I tell you, I love this little gem? dhcp is fantastic. I have 10
> devices that can be configured simply with DNSMasq. How cool is that?

Glad you like it!



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