Talk:Dnsmasq

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need information for fixed IPs

when this is set in rc.conf I think that require :

{ echo "nameserver 127.0.0.1"; grep -v "^#" /etc/resolv.conf | head -2; } > /tmp/resolv.conf

then backup /etc/resolv.conf and last :

mv /tmp/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf

--Sputnick 17:59, 1 August 2011 (EDT)

Easier way to work with NetworkManager

If you add a line like

     dns=dnsmasq

to /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf then not only will NetworkManager do the right thing about resolv.conf, it will also start up dnsmasq for us, which seems way easier. I just did it in my machine and it works OK. It uses a temp conf file for dnsmasq at /var/run/nm-dns-dnsmasq.conf, and resolv.conf has only 127.0.0.1. This is not OK if dnsmasq is used for DHCP server, but is very good for caching. As it seems to me this will be the most common pattern for people using NetworkManager, i added this at the start of the NetworkManager section, instead of at the end.

Also, i feel that calling "DHCP config" the section about adding 127.0.0.1 to resolv.conf is very easy to confuse with configuring the DHCP functionality of dnsmasq itself. So i just changed the name to "resolv.conf".

Mrpsbrk (talk) 03:35, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Nice edits, Mrpsbrk. I hadn't known about this so this is *nice*. Cleanedup the page a bit so all is OK. Danke --Gen2ly (talk) 23:17, 30 August 2012 (UTC)