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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sun Aug 4 18:53:20 BST 2019

On Sun, Aug 04, 2019 at 07:30:17PM +0200, Daniel Huhardeaux wrote:
> Le 04/08/2019 à 15:57, dnsmasqyq.xpt at neverbox.com a écrit :
> > 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.
> Hello.
> It's not a NetworkManager nor an Ubuntu problem: you have systemd-resolve
> installed on your machine (guess Ubuntu 18.04) which uses as IP
> for DNS. You have to go in /etc/systemd and adapt the resolved.conf file to
> put your dnsmasq IP server as DNS.
systemd-resolve is irrelevant to the OP's question, it provides local
'on the machine' DNS caching.  What the OP wants is 'local on his LAN'
DNS (at least I'm pretty sure that's what he wants).  He needs to turn
off whatever is doing DHCP for the LAN and get dnsmasq to do it

Chris Green

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