[Dnsmasq-discuss] DNS on localhost
hoferr at ee.ethz.ch
Wed May 29 06:57:43 BST 2013
On Tue, 28 May 2013 14:05:44 +0100
Simon Kelley <simon at thekelleys.org.uk> wrote:
> On 27/05/13 15:03, Ramon Hofer wrote:
> > I want to use the dns on the localhost where dnsmasq runs. So I have
> > set up dnsmasq that all hosts get an IP and are related to a
> > hostname in dnsmasq.conf. It looks like this:
> > bogus-priv
> > interface=eth1
> > dhcp-range=192.168.72.250,192.168.72.254,12h
> > dhcp-host=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx,host-2,192.168.1.2,48h
> > ...
> > dhcp-option=option:ntp-server,192.168.1.1
> > On the hosts I can use the hostnames instead of the ip addresses but
> > not on the server.
> > I'd prefer to have all settings stored centrally so I'd like not to
> > copy them into /etc/hosts.
> > I found that I can use the dns-nameserver setting
> > in /etc/network/interfaces:
> > auto eth1
> > iface eth1 inet static
> > address 192.168.1.1
> > netmask 255.255.255.0
> > dns-search domain
> > dns-nameservers 192.168.1.1
> > But it's still the same. I can't use the hostnames on the server.
> > Do I have to set anything else?
> > Any help would be very much appreciated.
> I can't see anything obviously amiss there. except that it's
> conventional to use 127.0.0.1 for the nameserver address in this case.
> Look in /etc/resolv.conf, which is the real location of the
> nameserver configuration, and make sure that it's been copied there
> from /etc/network/interfaces.
Thanks alot for your answer!
With 127.0.0.1 as dns-nameserver it isn't included in /etc/resolv.conf.
I use Debian Wheezy and my /etc/network/interfaces looks like this:
$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface eth1 inet static
iface eth2 inet static
The box gets its IP from a dhcp server on eth0. There's also a dns
server available on eth0.
This is only a test in my office and I get this resolv.conf:
$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
It's not copied in there. Is there another option I have to set
This device will be deployed at a different place but I don't suspect
it will be different. Although I'll know mor this afternoon...
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