[Dnsmasq-discuss] Static IP client question

Edward Crosby ecrosby at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 01:57:43 BST 2016

I've implemented Dnsmasq on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on
my home LAN. I have configured it as a DHCP server also. I have quite a few
clients on my LAN, most of them are DHCP clients. I have one PC, my
personal PC, that has a static IP address. This PC does not resolve host
names of other host on my LAN, it doesn't even resolve the hostname of the
Dnsmasq DNS server, even though I have the Dnsmasq server IP as my DNS
I am coming from the Windows world where I have worked with Windows server
running the role of DHCP and DNS server. In that world if a client is
assigned a static IP, as long it is has the DNS server assigned as its DNS
server it can resolve other host on the LAN. I'm finding that to not be the
case with Dnsmasq, unless I am doing something wrong.
When Dnsmasq is configured as the DHCP server does it somehow create host
records on the server when a client receives an IP from the server and
registers it hostname? If so, where are these records located? Also, why
can't my PC with a static IP not resolve hostnames on the LAN when it is
still using the Dnsmasq server as its DNS server?

Have a Better One,
Edward Crosby
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