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Using Dnsmasq for DNS and DHCP Services

Nov 04, 2008, 23:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Danen)

"When a request comes in, dnsmasq does not look in zone or similar files; it consults /etc/hosts first and then will look externally for addresses by consulting the name server(s) defined in /etc/resolv.conf. This is a quick and easy way to override external DNS addresses by simply defining them in /etc/hosts on the system that is running dnsmasq.

"Dnsmasq also provides DHCP services quite easily. To do so, uncomment and set the following options in /etc/dnsmasq.conf:"

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