[Dnsmasq-discuss] Can I serve two different DHCP domains from a single dnsmasq server?

Alberto Cuesta-Canada alberto.cuesta at excelian.com
Thu Aug 5 15:34:16 BST 2010

Hi all,
does anyone know if it is possible to send via DHCP hostnames in two different domains from a single dnsmasq server?
It should be something like:
So what I would have is that host1 would get the fqdn host1.foo and the address, while host2 would be host2.bar and get the address.
Many thanks,
Alberto Cuesta-Canada
GaaS Team Lead
Excelian Ltd.
+44 (0) 7942633361


Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:02:07 -0700
From: Paul Chambers <dnsmasq at lists.bod.org>
Subject: [Dnsmasq-discuss] wildcard subdomains for a DHCP-assigned
To: Dnsmasq List <dnsmasq-discuss at lists.thekelleys.org.uk>
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  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

-- Paul


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