[Server-devel] Name server operation

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Mon Oct 5 10:53:44 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-10-05 at 11:24 +0200, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 7:51 PM, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at shaw.ca> wrote:
> > dnsmasq on lo only and point bind to the use lo as the forwarder. This
> > requires dnsmasq to listen on and bind on The
> > resolv.conf.in file wound need to be removed from git, so the OS could
> > manage resolv.conf on its own.
> thinking more about this...
> For a full dnsmasq setup, we will need to control resolv.conf and /etc/hosts:
>  - To define the fqdn and the additional names it serves, we need to
> control /etc/hosts
>  - I think we will need to still control resolv.conf. I am not sure if
> we really want it controlled by dhclient -- that would override
> hand-picked DNSs, for example OpenDNS.
dnsmasq can make use of a second hosts file with addn-hosts=
and hand-picked upstream DNS servers can make use of the resolv-file=


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