[Dnsmasq-discuss] wildcard subdomains for a DHCP-assigned host
dnsmasq at lists.bod.org
Thu Aug 5 04:02:07 BST 2010
This may be a dumb question, but I'm no wiser after skimming the man
page and experimenting a little...
I have a development box I'm using to develop some virtual host stuff.
I'd like to set up a wildcard subdomain for it. Essentially
<anything>.dev.foo.bar would resolve to dev.foo.bar's IP address
(assigned by DHCP). Its IP address does move on occasion, just often
enough to be irritating/fragile to use an IP directly.
For now, I've worked around it by adding 'address=/dev.foo.bar/<current
IP addr>' to the config, but that's fragile and seems like a bad idea. I
could give the box a static IP I suppose, but I much prefer keeping the
number of static assignments to a minimum. Plus it's a laptop, so I'd
keep it configured for DHCP and set up a static DHCP assignment based on
MAC address. Somehow none of this feels very satisfying, just workarounds.
Is there a better way I've missed? If not, is there a reason dnsmasq
doesn't do this? would it be hard to add? (perhaps support wildcards for
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