DNSmasq is a lightweight DNS forwarder, DHCP and TFTP server, designed to provide DNS (and optionally DHCP and TFTP) services to a small-scale network.

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DNS routing after PPTP connection

I use a PPTP VPN to connect to my work's environment, but don't know how to configure DNS resolution the way it seems appropriate. When I connect via Network Manager I get two servers in ...
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Is there a way to force use of one particular DNS server among multiple listed?

Before pushing new configuration changes on our DNS servers, I like to test and verify on a 'test' server before applying the changes on our 'production' servers. So this is my deck network config : ...
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How to create local DHCP server to give addresses to bridge ports?

How to create and setup local DHCP server(dnsmasq) via terminal to give addresses to bridge ports? For example I have bridge br0 and need to give some address to tap interface that connected to br0. ...
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dnsmasq giving out IPs in the static range

I have the following in my dnsmasq.conf: dhcp-range=set:red,10.1.1.2,10.1.1.69,72h,static dhcp-range=set:blue,10.1.1.70,10.1.1.100,72h,static dhcp-range=set:white,10.1.1.101,10.1.1.200,12h ...
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Why does dnsmasq use /bin/dash?

I am running apparmor in enforce mode for most profiles, and I regularly see denied messages like the following one: apparmor="DENIED" operation="exec" profile="/usr/sbin/dnsmasq" name="/bin/dash" ...
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“Learning” DNS server

I recently used a Raspberry Pi as a router, including services like DNS and DHCP in addition to nat. "dnsmasq" works really fine, resolving the IP addresses stored in /etc/hosts. But it can't ...
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cat: /var/lib/misc/dnsmasq.leases: No such file or directory

I've searched all over the internet, but couldn't find any answers of my problem.. I want to connect my Raspberry Pi to my laptop. But whenever i try to check the ip address of my raspberry, i get ...
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Resolve domain names in QEMU VDE setup

I have re-built QEMU with VDE support. For the uninitiated, VDE attaches a virtual switch program (vde_switch) to a TAP device which allows multiple VDE-enabled programs to utilize a single TAP ...
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Can DNSMASQ make an ip alias from /etc/hosts?

my hosts file has this line for example : 127.0.0.1 local.test.com i want it to respond this domain as another ip, like my local network ip. 192.168.1.10 local.test.com The alias option doesnt ...
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Blocking a domain with dnsmasq - is dnsmasq.conf being ignored?

I'm trying to block a particular domain by having it resolved to 127.0.0.1. I set up /etc/dnsmasq.conf to block this domain, like so: $ cat /etc/dnsmasq.conf address=/blocked-domain.com/127.0.0.1 $ ...
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DNS not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I've recently upgraded my desktop from 12.04 to 14.04 and now my internet connection isn't working. I can access my router. I can go to Google by entering its IP address. My resolv.conf file: ...
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dnsmasq disabled on Network Manager

When I first started using Ubuntu, it would always use dnsmasq. I mean when I would enter $ nslookup www.bing.com The result would come from 127.0.0.1. But after installing and configuring ...
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Implement Catch-all HTTP Server using DNSMASQ

Ubuntu 14.04 | dnsmasq My goal is to setup a catch-all HTTP server using an Ubuntu 14.04 workstation as DNS resolver. I have installed dnsmasq on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS using apt-get install dnsmasq and ...
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Query the DNS server(s) that are used for VPN

Is there a robust way to show which DNS servers are currently used by dnsmasq? The suggested Command-line to list DNS servers doesn't seem to help when VPN is active, and searching in syslog is not ...
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avoid DNSMASQ making changes in resolv.conf

not able to find a workaround for the dnsmasq to not make changes in /etc/resolv.conf file. editing the init.d/dnsmasq file is not a full option as not on all ubuntu version dnsmasq runs through ...
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Setting up DNS on JUJU for local

So I have found Juju, which looks amazing! However a huge blocker for me is not knowing how to setup DNS. I have a dedicated server running Ubuntu 14.04LTS with JuJu installed, running local ...
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How do I add DNS entries to Network Manager's dnsmasq instance? [duplicate]

I want to add server=/myvpn.org/1.2.3.4 to some file so that my computer searches the vpn domain correctly. I've tried RTFM - but I just can't find the "root" document on "here's how to configure ...
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Possible Error - /usr/sbin/dnsmasq

Can someone please verify if what I am seeing is an error or not? I may have found an error while looking at the running processes using htop. Specifically, it's connected to NetworkManager service: ...
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dnsmasq less verbose?

Is it possible to make dnsmasq less verbose? I couldn't find any hints in the manual page / the internet. The only options I have found are already uncommented: # For debugging purposes, log each ...
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How can I tell which DNS servers DNSMasq is using?

How can I tell which DNS servers DNSMasq is using to resolve a name to an IP address? I can't figure it out. All of the existing questions here seem to just go as far as telling users that they are ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 (Desktop) Apache2 DNS Wildcard Directory Issues

Right, I've managed to read the other questions relating to this issue but none seem to solve my error. I followed http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1719832 & found that to be extremely ...
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How to configure bind find dnsmasq addresses

My PC server runs Ubuntu 14.10 It runs dnsmasq only for the DHCP services since DNS queries are resolved using bind An entry like dhcp-host=01:02:fa:04:38:7a,192.168.1.113,camera exists for an IP ...
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Configuring DHCP-Server using dnsmasq [closed]

I can't seem to make my DHCP Server (dnsmasq) work, even though there are so many tutorials on the internet. Somehow something doesn't work out for my setup. What I have: A computer, a laptop, a ...
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Is it possible to use services that provide their own pid, like dnsmasq, to use with upstart?

I need badly a better way to refresh dnsmasq configuration than in How to let built-in DHCP assign a static IP to LXC container based on name, not MAC address . I cannot afford restarting all ...
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How do you establish named address resolution between local network nodes

Looking to establish being able to connect between nodes within a home network via names rather than IP addresses, I wonder what is the simplest way of accomplishing that. The network is based on a ...
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Local DNS server 127.0.1.1 fails often

This problem happens only at my workplace and only with my laptop, not my colleagues'. The problem is that DNS resolutions fail often. Sites won't open, git pushes won't execute, and i have to ...
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How to configure Ubuntu to use all nameservers detected by dnsmasq?

I am having trouble resolving DNS names on an internal VPN network, even though dnsmasq successfully detects nameservers on the VPN. The following is relevant output from /var/log/syslog: ...
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dnsmasq starting before eth0 is ready and therefore not binding

I have setup dnsmasq on ubuntu 14.04. The dnsmasq part works fine. However on boot, dnsmasq runs BEFORE eth0 is up. This causes dnsmasq to not respond to queries on eth0. In syslog I can see dnsmasq ...
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Recommended way to create a Dynamic DNS service

I am trying to find web resources and recommendations on how to build a dynamic DNS service using ubuntu server. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Both named and dnsmasq serving DNS on port 53?

Is this considered normal for Ubuntu 14.04 ? netstat -tulpn shows that both bind9 (named) and dnsmasq serve on port 53: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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how to setup split-dns for vpn with network-manager

I want to create a split-DNS config on a 14.04 desktop machine with both a local eth network and a VPN connection. Ie I should send DNS lookups for address ranges that are accessed via the vpn to the ...
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How does dnsmasq cache for my entire network?

I have a Core2 duo Dell I got my hands on, I decided to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 for learning more about Linux, I googled good things to run on a server and came across dnsmasq I understand its ...
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how to find dns servers that dnsmasq is pointing to

I cannot find a list of dns servers that dnsmasq is pointing to. nm-tool only gives the internal "DNS: 192.168.1.1" I want the upstream external dns servers that this is pointing to. I am on ...
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How do I restart dnsmasq?

I can't figure out how to restart dnsmasq. service dnsmasq restart dnsmasq: unrecognized service SOLUTION Restart network manager service network-manager restart
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how to add lxc containers to host's DNS so that getaddrinfo() can resolve them?

I'm running LXC containers on Ubuntu 12.04 with a 3.8 kernel. The containers are on a host-only network, so their addresses are managed by dnsmasq. Is there a way to configure the host so that ...
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Why do my DNS settings keep having to be reset?

I have a laptop that I use on my home LAN, my work LAN and my work VPN via my home LAN through OpenConnect. In addition, I also sometimes use TorGuard, which is a OpenVPN connection. All of these are ...
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Is dnsmasq preventing internet?

On my computer I have dual boot Win 7 and Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Tonight I switched over to Xubuntu to work on something. When I fired up Firefox it acted like I didn't have an internet connection. ...
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Global DNS change

How do I change my DNS server globally without having to do it manually through network manager for every connection I have. I want to use OpenDNS, whether its at home, university, wifi hotspot, ...
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How can I redirect *.localhost to 127.0.0.1 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I used to be able to make foo.localhost, bar.localhost, etc. resolve to 127.0.0.1 by adding address=/localhost/127.0.0.1 to /etc/dnsmasq.conf But dnsmasq.conf doesn't exist in Ubuntu 14.04, and ...
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How to let built-in DHCP assign a static IP to LXC container based on name, not MAC address

I know, that I can assign static IP manually, using /etc/network/interfaces. I also know, that I can read the MAC address of the LXC container (e.g. by looking for lxc.network.hwaddr entry in ...
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dnsmasq unrecognized command

I'm attempting to run a script which calls service dnsmasq restart service dnsmasq restart dnsmasq: unrecognized service No matter what I call for dnsmasq, it gives me the "unrecognized service" ...
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Assistance with Apache Wildcard catchall

OS: Ubuntu 13.10 I followed this article Setting up a wildcard Apache virtual host + a wildcard DNS to set up a wildcard virtual host so I don't need to hack hosts files etc every time I set up a new ...
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Unable to share Internet using hostapd

I'm able to connect to the access point created by hostapd bu I can't access the Internet. This has already worked for me on an Ubuntu laptop but now I'm using a netbook with Ubuntu too but it doesn't ...
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Hostapd serves all webpages to Windows 7 client, not so XP or Android

I have installed hostapd and dnsmasq in a laptop running Linux Mint 15, as a wireless relay: Incoming from remote wifi router is through wlan0, pcmcia wifi card serving client machines is wlan1. This ...
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how can i rewrite url to a specific ip or another domain in dnsmasq? [duplicate]

i added two lines: address=/dev/127.0.0.1 address=/g.cn/127.0.0.1 to /etc/dnsmasq.conf file, and i have nginx listened 80 port. open urls like http://xxx.dev/, i can see nginx's default site. ...
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How do I configure my DNS settings in Ubuntu server?

According to this page it appears to be simple. However, /etc/bind does not exist on the default installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS server. So, without installing any further software, how can ...
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nslookup keep using 127.0.0.1 specified in /etc/resolv.conf rather than using the name server specified in /etc/dnsmasq.conf

I want to use dnsmasq to specify some DNS name server for some domains (e.g. google) in /etc/dnsmasq.conf, server=/www.google.com/8.8.4.4. For the rest of the domains still use 127.0.0.1 which is ...
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How can I have a network connection after uninstalling network manager?

I removed dnsmasq-base with sudo apt-get remove dnsmasq-base then I tried to install sudo apt-get install dnsmasq After executing the first command network manager is disabled and I am not more ...
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On Ubuntu 12.04.2, what happens if I disable dnsmasq?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. If I issue the following command sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and change the line dns=dnsmasq to #dns=dnsmasq What will happen? Will I ...
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Internet connection sharing without Network Manager

I followed these instructions for setting up a shared internet connection with iptables. Specifically, I: Added a network interface for my second NIC in /etc/network/interfaces like so: auto eth1 ...