[Dnsmasq-discuss] Finding actual DNS server used
mapleparkdevelopment at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 03:33:12 GMT 2017
I just run the host command on a questionable resolution target with a
defined dns and compare it with with the default (which should be 127.0.0.1
in my case: as I do have a bunch of undesirables in my hosts file resolving
to the loopback per: http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/).
drf at raspberrypi:~ $ host cyberscat.com
cyberscat.com has address 127.0.0.1
cyberscat.com has IPv6 address ::1
drf at raspberrypi:~ $ host cyberscat.com 188.8.131.52
Using domain server:
cyberscat.com has address 184.108.40.206
drf at raspberrypi:~ $
On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 4:43 PM, Jim Alles <kb3tbx at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 7:40 AM, Lars Noodén <lars.nooden at gmail.com>
>> How can I get an already running instance of Dnsmasq to tell which DNS
>> servers it is using to resolve new queries upstream?
>> I am not sure that is the most reliable way to get the information you
> are looking for. Any client App can try to use whatever DNS server it
> wants to resolve names. That isn't polite, but it happens a lot with
> smartphones, and IoT in general.
> As far as the desktop OS, a user can override the DNS entries that DHCP
> I lock my network clients into OpenDNS by using dnsmasq on my router
> (Untangle's NGFW) pointed to their servers, and the firewall to block any
> other attempts besides dnsmasq. The firewall then provides a handy log of
> attempts to bypass my wishes.
> Another way to see what is going on, is to run wireshark and filter for
> UDP port 53.
> dnsmasq can't know about things going around it.
> Jim A.
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