[Dnsmasq-discuss] Help configuring dnsmasq .. badly!

gypsy gypsy@iswest.com
Tue, 28 Dec 2004 07:09:42 -0800

dhandler@nycap.rr.com wrote:
> Greetings!
> Well .. after being told about dnsmasq I decided to give it a shoot.  I was told it was much simplier then going through the motions of bind.  But after getting it installed and configured to what I figured was right my results are less then what was expected. Once I get this in (with the help of some kind person) I'm going to chalk this up to a really really big learning experience!
> Let me give you the info:
> Distro: Mandrake 10.1 Offical
> Router: d-link DI-604 (router address is
> /etc/hosts file contains this:
>               linuxserver.handler.net linuxserver localhost
>           bigbox
>           win98
>           linuxserver
> /etc/sysconfig/network contains this:
> HOSTNAME=linuxserver
> /etc/dnsmasq/resolv.conf contains this:
> search handler.net local
> nameserver

There is no nameserver on

You must enter the IP address of at least one real, reachable name
server; preferably 2 or three.