[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq and OpenDNS shortcuts

Jima jima at beer.tclug.org
Fri Apr 11 16:57:29 BST 2008


On Thu, 10 Apr 2008, Nick Stenning wrote:
> Hmm. This doesn't actually change anything, for a reason I've just
> realised. Perhaps this is an insoluble problem. Because:
>
> Setting domain=# in dnsmasq and having the local clients get their
> domain from DHCP means (I think) that they will always interpret
> dot-less names as being of the local domain, no matter what I try in
> dnsmasq. That is:
>
> On a local client:
> $ host myshortcut
> myshortcut.mydomain.com has address 1.2.3.4
>
> ...where 1.2.3.4 is the public IP of the dnsmasq box.

  Okay, bad thought, and not sure if it'll work, but...are there things 
that should point at the public IP of the box?
  If you don't need that functionality, this *might* work:

alias=1.2.3.4,208.69.34.132

  Or maybe (Simon?):

alias=0.0.0.0,208.69.34.132

  I think I need to go puke now. ;-)

      Jima



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