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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Why does Ubuntu spends so much time setting the network at startup?

Booting got very slow about the time I began testing Ubuntu 12.10 quantal. I think networking is one of the causes. I suspect networking is doing a lot of work that is unnecessary (since it was very ...
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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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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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DSL through pppoeconf works but through Network Manager stops some sites from loading in browsers?

I am having Ubuntu 12.04. DSL through pppoeconf(connecting at boot time) works without any problem but connecting through Network Manager stops some sites from (fully)loading in browsers ? Disabling ...
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Do I need dnsmasq?

When I nmap localhost get this: 53/tcp open domain dnsmasq 2.59 What is it and do I really need it? I tried to remove it with sudo apt-get remove dnsmasq-base but it said if I would continue it ...
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dnsmasq works in terminal, but not applications in Ubuntu 12.04

I am attempting in effect to add Server=/example.com/11.22.33.44 to the configuration of dnsmasq in order to route queries for example.com to a specific nameserver. To implement this I did the ...
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12.04 VPN/resolv.conf issues

According to http://www.stgraber.org/2012/02/24/dns-in-ubuntu-12-04/ resolv.conf contains only a single record for local dnsmasq server When I connect to OpenVPN server using network-manager-openvpn ...
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resolv.conf auto reset by dnsmasq after install libvirt-bin

After I install libvirt-bin and ubuntu-virt-server, etc., my resolv.conf gets overwritten by dnsmasq about every hour. I haven't installed network-manager and resolvconf. When I search for dnsmasq I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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dnsmasq not running

i installed ubuntu 12.04 on a netbook with 16GB SSD. To keep the installation small i used the mini.iso i got from here. Everything worked fine, but i noticed that dnsmasq does not get started by ...
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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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Android device unable to obtain ip address connecting to AP created with Hostapd

I have a wired internet connection that works behind an authenticated proxy server. I followed the steps mentioned here and managed to create a hotspot which my google nexus 7 detects. However, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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MAAS Connection Refused 8000

from the new node I am trying to add - I get the following error Could not connect to <>:8000 (<>). - connect (111: Connection refused). Any suggestions are appreciated?
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DNS Configuration Questions

The System: Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS The system has the Ethernet interfaces eth0 and lo Background: So I installed and configured dnsmasq on my system. dnsmasq somehow managed to update ...
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Is there a way to set BOOTIF in dnsmasq equivalent to isc-dhcpd?

It would seem that isc-dhcpd sends BOOTIF parameter for PXE booting clients. The initramfs-tools package detects this and uses the BOOTIF variable to determine which interface to set up for the root ...
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Problem with dnsmasq

I'm using hostapd and dnsmasq to turn my server in a wifi access point. The WiFi is set up and seems to be working. But when the computer boots there's a massage saying something like "Interface ...