localhost or LAN addresses in /etc/hosts
cl at isbd.net
Fri Dec 12 21:31:48 UTC 2008
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 10:17:53PM +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
> > dnsmasq uses the entries in /etc/hosts to provide information to other
> > machines on the LAN. Thus it *needs* an entry for isbd somewhere to
> > tell other machines what isbd's address is.
> Dnsmasq _can_ use the entries from "/etc/hosts" but it can also use
> entries from a separate file e.g. "/etc/hosts.dnsmasq" (I think that's
> the filename proposed in the config file). I would suggest you
> use "/etc/hosts" only for the localhost entry and "/etc/hosts.dnsmasq"
> for everything else. Then the resolver asks dnsmasq for everything except
Then how does the machine where dnsmasq is running (192.168.1.4) get local
addresses? The other machines on the LAN use 192.168.1.4 for DNS and
that's fine with a file such as /etc/hosts.dnsmasq but 192.168.1.4
can't use 192.168.1.4 as it's DNS can it?
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