I am attempting in effect to add
Server=/example.com/188.8.131.52 to the configuration of dnsmasq in order to route queries for example.com to a specific nameserver. To implement this I did the following.
- I comment out the line
/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.confand restarted network-manager
apt-get install dnsmasq
- I edit
/etc/dnsmasq.confto my needs and restart dnsmasq
From my terminal, tests like
host foo.example.com work correctly. But all applications (e.g. Firefox, midori, remmina) seem to use the "old" settings (that is I see DNS queries go out and fail with
tcpdump). I am lost how to merge automagic and manual settings like this.
EDIT: Meanwhile I have even tried unusual and desparate measures (e.g., rebooting) without success. Also it seems that the distinction is not reminal vs. other apps. Rather even in a single terminal session I observe
#host foo.example.com foo.example.com has address 184.108.40.206 #ping foo.example.com ping: unknown host foo.example.com
Ultimately,this led me to the solution. And admittedly this is an example where exaggerated anonymization made the question unanswerable: My domain in question is actually a subdomain of
.local, which mdns steals away from proper dns. Editing
/etc/nsswitch.conf solved the problem.