[Dnsmasq-discuss] What's the "right" way to specify upstream servers?
cl at isbd.net
Sat Sep 4 16:52:41 UTC 2021
On Sat, Sep 04, 2021 at 04:33:10PM +0200, Matus UHLAR - fantomas via Dnsmasq-discuss wrote:
> On 03.09.21 17:13, Chris Green wrote:
> > I know there probably isn't a "right" way to do this but, while I've
> > been trying to sort out how to make my dns/dhcp more resilient, I have
> > looked at my existing dnsmasq running on a Pi and it looks a bit odd
> > to me.
> > It's a pretty standard, off the shelf Raspberry Pi installation using
> > the Lite version as it's headless. The dnsmasq.conf file has been
> > changed quite a lot over the years though and I wonder if it's still
> > optimal.
> > The upstream servers *seem* to be specified in /etc/dhcpcd.conf as
> > follows:-
> > # Example static IP configuration:
> > interface eth0
> > static ip_address=192.168.1.2/24
> > #static ip6_address=fd51:42f8:caae:d92e::ff/64
> > static routers=192.168.1.1
> > static domain_name_servers=192.168.1.2 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124
> this is dhcp client configuration, not dhcp server.
> iiuc it tells dhcp client not to use IP address, default route nor servers
> that DHCP server provided.
This *is* the DHCP server for my LAN so these are the upstream DNS
servers it gives to its clients.
> I really wonder why you run dhcp client in this case.
> > /etc/resolv.conf is:-
> > # Generated by resolvconf
> > nameserver 127.0.0.1
> this means local clients query something running on localhost, apparently
> > So, is the above OK? Is it the "right" way to do it? ....etc.
> I recomment using nameservers the DHCP server provided, not override it
> unless you really know why.
As I said this *is* the DHCP server. The second upstream server is
the one I get from my ISP (126.96.36.199 that is).
> Also, I would put upstream nameservers to resolv.conf, so the resolving
> works even if dnsmasq fails, crashes or is killed.
> > The /etc/resolv.conf is written by /etc/init.d/dnsmasq and is, I
> > believe, correct so that dnsmasq does local cacheing. However I'm not
> > sure about the upstream servers in /etc/dhcpcd.conf including the
> > local host as well.
> I don't see dnsmasq configuration here.
> I assume it's configured but I am not familiar to raspberry configuration...
Exactly my problem! It's an 'out of the box' installation of dnsmasq
on a Raspberry Pi that I have changed to static IP so that it can act
as my local DNS/DHCP server.
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