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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sun Aug 4 16:20:49 BST 2019

On Sun, Aug 04, 2019 at 04:51:54PM +0200, john doe wrote:
> On 8/4/2019 3:57 PM, 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> https://askubuntu.com/questions/2321/what-is-the-proper-way-to-change-the-dns-ip
That doesn't really address the OP's problem.  He wants to have a
system running dnsmasq to provide local DNS for his LAN (at least I
*think* that's what he's asking for).

My other reply outlines what I think the OP needs to do - turn off the
default/router DHCP server.

Chris Green

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