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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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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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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localhost subdomain wildcard

I'm trying to have *.localhost pointing at 127.0.0.1. I read this post which is quite recent and looks promising but dnsmasq can't bind port 53: * Starting DNS forwarder and DHCP server dnsmasq ...
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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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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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dnsmasq Not Serving Up Hostnames on hostapd Network

My goal is for clients to be able to connect to my wifi access point and access services on it using a hostname. Currently clients can connect and get assigned an IP by DHCP, but they cannot resolve a ...
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Setting up pxeboot dnsmasq in VirutalBox with Ubuntu 12.04

My dnsmasq.conf interface=eth1 domain=yourdomain.com dhcp-range=192.168.50.100,192.168.50.200 dhcp-boot=pxelinux.0,pxeserver,192.168.50.1 enable-tftp tftp-root=/srv My /etc/interfaces auto lo ...
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Running openvpn with dhclient without messing up name resolution

I connect to an Openvpn server that requires me to set up the tap interface with dhclient after establishing the connection. I run and exit dhclient like this: /sbin/dhclient -nw -v tap0 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 NetworkManager / dnsmasq shared connection Ethernet reconnect loop

After rebooting my computer after the 13.04 do-release-upgrade NetworkManager has been unable to set up a shared connection between my laptop and desktop. Looking at /var/log/syslog I see that dnsmasq ...
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Is there a dnsmasq's “address=/” equvilent in isc-dhcp-server?

I previously had Ubuntu 12.04 x64 running dnsmasq & tftpd-hpa & nfs for PXE boot I currently have Ubuntu 12.10 x64 running isc-dhcp-server & tftpd-hpa & nfs for PXE boot (from a clean ...
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lost internet connection when upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10

I don't have Virtualbox and I'm not really good with codes and stuff, but I updated my machine from 12.04 to 12.10 and now the internet is not working. The only message I got was 'nautilus has not ...
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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 ...
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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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DNS / resolve issue with certain commands

I have dnsmasq running on my gateway and have populated /etc/hosts with host information for my LAN. This works great for all my workstation they can resolve both short and long host names, e.g. ...
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How to resolve intermittent DNS Failure after updates?

Ubuntu 12.04 running happily begins experiencing intermittent DNS resolution failure after updating. Following is the history.log for same: Start-Date: 2013-10-09 07:33:11 Commandline: aptdaemon ...
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hostapd only allows single device to connect when using wpa

I am trying to set up hostapd to create a wifi hotspot which uses dnsmasq to provide IP addresses and then iptables to masquerade requests through a VPN tunnel. Individually all the elements work ...