[Dnsmasq-discuss] Local dnsmasq server not utilized by Ubuntu

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Sun Aug 4 16:16:26 BST 2019

On Sun, Aug 04, 2019 at 09:57:19AM -0400, dnsmasqyq.xpt at neverbox.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I know this is not a dnsmasq issue per se, but all my machines are
> Ubuntu based and they all can't utilized the local dnsmasq server that
> I setup for my LAN, which literally making my local dnsmasq server
> useless.
> The problem is that the NetworkManager that Ubuntu uses insists to use
> its own DNS server, which is, not the DHCP/DNS server I
> setup for my LAN.

Most likely you are looking at `systemd-resolved`. Consider
that "local DNS".  It still needs an upstream DNS.
> I'm wondering how you guys solved such problems, since you are using
> dnsmasq server just fine. I had been asking such questions at the
> Ubuntu and NetworkManager side multiple times at multiple places, but
> have never been able to get a straight/working answer.
> Please advise.

Probably not needed now that is explained what is.

If still advice is want,
tell more about what should work and doesn't yet.

Geert Stappers
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