[Dnsmasq-discuss] Use special address for DNS

Alkis Georgopoulos alkisg at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 09:17:21 UTC 2021

If I'm reading this correctly, it needs an extra step, to discover and 
list all the interfaces, both after the initial installation and after 
cloning and after motherboard/NIC replacements, e.g.


It would be simpler if we could do:

Nevertheless, it saves us from modifying the dnsmasq configuration every 
time the IP changes, so it's much better than what we had!

Thank you very much Simon!

On 6/16/21 12:03 PM, Simon Kelley wrote:
On 16/06/2021 09:10, Alkis Georgopoulos wrote:
 > Hi, from the dnsmasq man page:
 >> The special address is taken to mean
 >> "the address of the machine running dnsmasq"
 > This is for DHCP.
 > Can I do the same for DNS queries, in some way?
 > So that I could map "webserver" to the dnsmasq IP,
 > and DNS clients would be able to bookmark and use http://webserver,
 > even if the dnsmasq IP is dynamic.

Not using, this functionality is provided a different way, see


in the man page. That should do what you want nicely.



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