Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a small network.

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DHCP: Temporarily Reserve An IP to A specific Mac or machine for a specifc time

I m using OPENWRT DNSMASQ/ every machine should have a Dynamic IP.(it is OK) after that he gets a captive portal page to enter credentials. ( it is done too) Question is If credential is ...
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hostapd & dnsmasq Obtaining IP forever

I'm trying to set up a wireless access point using hostapd and dnsmasq but I can't get it to work. The AP works, but when I try to connect to it gets stuck on "Obtaining IP address". I see the ...
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dnsmasq different replies based on source

I want to override the DNS configuration for some domains by using dnsmasq so that queries are forwarded elsewhere to be resolved. I can do this with this configuration snippet: ...
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Can I use /etc/hosts file to block ads when using Ubuntu 14.04.3 OpenVPN server?

I have an OpenVPN server hosted on Digital Ocean. I've uploaded a hosts file to the server to help filter a lot of unwanted domains. When using the server, it filters the domains. However, when I use ...
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Using dnsmasq with NetworkManager

It was well known that NetworkManager does not play well with dnsmasq (ref: here). I've skimmed throught the lengthy discussion here but still not sure what the recommended way to deal with the ...
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resolv.conf keeps getting overwritten when dnsmasq is restarted, breaking dnsmasq

I'm running Debian Jessie and I'm trying to configure dnsmasq as a caching DNS server. I used a guide to come up with the following /etc/dnsmasq.conf: listen-address=127.0.0.1 bind-interfaces ...
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How do I figure out what's caching the DNS for a specific domain?

I'm using linux (openSUSE 13.2) on my computer and my router is DD-WRT. There is a domain that, when I ping, keeps returning the wrong IP address. My Router has the domain name server as Google's ...
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iptables: is it possible to combine “string” and “mac” modules results?

I have a raspberry pi running dnsmasq. I configured all my local devices to use this device to resolve DNS queries. I like to block certain devices using their MAC address from certain queries. ...
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Configure dnsmasq to allow certain external hosts

This is probably (really really) easy, but I can't seem to figure out how to tell dnsmasq to allow non-local connections from a certain list of IPs. In general it should only be used on the local ...
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Dnsmasq syntax errors

In the file where I have my IPs and corresponding domain names for dnsmasq, when the domain name is www.something.something it works; but when it is just something, it doesn't work, and the query is ...
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Pass the ISP DNS to your DHCP clients on OpenWRT

Basically I need my DCHP clients to have their DNS pointing to the ISP ones rather than pointing to the OpenWRT/Router's IP. On (latest) DD-WRT, you can check the option to disable DNSMasq local DNS, ...
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reverse usb tethering in strict dns environment

In the environment, all DNS query is blocked by firewall. And wifi or 3G is not allowed I want to let a rooted Android(192.168.42.2) accessing internet by plug usb on PC(192.168.42.1 for usb0 ...
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No connection between devices in local network

I have home server that also works as router (gateway). It has 2 interfaces one for internet (enp4s0) and another (enp4s1) looks into local network. All devices from local network uses internet from ...
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dnsmasq: Redirect all urls * except* one

I have the following situation: Inside my LAN, I want to redirect all traffic going to http://*.mydomain.com to one of my internal servers (10.0.0.17). The only exception is ...
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Wi-Fi access point with login page

Currently I'm using hostapd and dnsmasq. And I want to add something like login page: user connects to ap, opens any site and my wifi/dns-program automatically redirects him to the login page till he ...
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DD-WRT: dnsmasq headaches with static hosts

I am using dd-wrt (r23503, for the record) on my new Asus RT-AC56U router. Unfortunately, dnsmasq configuration is giving me nothing but headaches. Here's what I want: DNS queries from the ...
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Wifi interface ask the gateway about an address located on a totally different (and private) network

Initially fighting against DNS Leak, for both knowledge and privacy, I end with a computer that asks the FAI box for a local address located outside of its scope (another network)... I've spend hours ...
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Disable or change port of ASUS RT-AC56U DNS server

I need the outside facing UDP port 53 of my ASUS router for something else than a DNS server. Here is what i have tried so far: Look for a setting in the GUI, i cant find one. Tried editing ...
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OpenWRT router's dnsmasq settings block lan name resolution?

I have a version 15.05 OpenWRT router which is a member of a local network. This network has its own DHCP and DNS servers which dnsmasq should automatically use for domain name resolution. However ...
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Map subdomains and path to localhost?

For a particular development task, I need this mapping to happen: mysub.myservice.com/a/b/* -> localhost/* mysub.myservice.com/anything else should route as normal. What is the simplest way to ...
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How to prevent local host name resolving from DHCP names in OpenWRT/dnsmasq

I have OpenWRT 14.07 running on my home router. It has DNS and DHCP services enabled for the local LAN devices. However, this also "leaks" the name of each device connected to the router, even if ...
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dnsmasq not working to point .local addresses to 127.0.0.1

I'd like to get .local addresses (such as test.local) to point to 127.0.0.1 but it isn't working. I'm on latest Ubuntu. In /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf I commented out dns=dnsmasq then did ...
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dnsmasq fails to start on boot Ubuntu 13.10

dnsmasq fails to start on boot of Ubuntu 13.10, showing the error in the syslog: dnsmasq failed to create listening socket for 192.168.0.10: Cannot assign requested address When I start it ...
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fritz!box doesn't reply on dnsmasq rules that point to IPs within 192.168.178.### range

To ensure better monitoring of my home network (parental control) I tried and set up a Raspberry Pi with dnsmasq and added in some rules to the dnsmasq.conf, that basically come down to the following: ...
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How can I set up a 'local' domain so that everyone on my local network can view a locally hosted site?

I want to set up MediaWiki on one of my home machines, and then have all requests made on the local network for 'wiki.home' or 'wiki.local' point to that box. I know that this can be done by editing ...
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Wildcard DNS with libvirt/dnsmasq

I've seen, that when a network gets created all guests in that network get "guestname.networkname" as a hostname by dnsmasq. I need to get another A-Record with "*.guestname.networkname" pointing to ...
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DNS host name not resolving without http:// prefix

I am using DnsMasq on raspberry pi. On the /etc/dnsmasq.conf configuration is as follows: interface=eth0 domain-needed bogus-priv strict-order addn-hosts=/etc/hosts.dnsmasq And the ...
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DNS for home network with dnsmask: doesn't change IPs

I've got a home network: three hosts on OS X and printer. All the devices are wireless and connected into a network via Actiontech T1200H router which is also provides internet. One computer(MacPro) ...
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DD-WRT DNSMasq Stops working when advanced options entered

I used the suggested version for my router and the latest beta and in both cases with Local DNS enabled, Used Domain Set to Lan AND WLAN and domain set accordingly everything works fine. However I ...
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How do I simulate a DNS server returning a SERVFAIL in response to a A query?

Goal When an A query returns an NXDOMAIN response, my java app throws an UnknownHostException. I would like to know if a SERVFAIL response from DNS servers caused java to throw this error as well. ...
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How can I bypass dns for one hostname on one wifi network

I'm a complete beginner when it comes to network administration, and am trying to speed up a connection when possible. I have a service on my laptop configured to connect to my server over the ...
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In OS X, how can I prepend 127.0.0.1 to the list of DNS servers obtained through DHCP?

I am trying to use dnsmasq to resolve certain known domains using its configuration, but let the rest of the requests go through to the normal DNS server assigned by DHCP. I cannot get this to work. ...
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dnsmasq pass a url using dhcp option 43

I have been reading the documentation of dnsmasq and different examples found on internet but I have been unable to succeed. I am trying to pass a URL to the CPE using dhcp option 43. The CPE is ...
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Locate Host Name on LAN with DNSMasq

I am running DNSMasq as both my DHCP and DNS server on my DD-WRT router. I had thought that DNSMasq was adding hosts that it registered in DHCP to the DNS server automatically, but I have a few ...
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How to redirect, ignoring path in url.com/path/path

In dnsmasq.conf, I redirect any domain url to an IP. If I enter "url.com/path/path", I get redirected to "IP/path/path". How can I redirect to IP only ? // NB : If I manage to work it out, I guess ...
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Secure dnsmasq dns daemon with whitelist

I'm using dnsmasq on a server (bound to wan IP) and would like to add an acl/whitelist for ip ranges/ip address allowed to resolve dns using my server. I can't seem to find anything from Google, is ...
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How to skip pushing the default gateway via DHCP in OpenWRT?

I have a router with OpenWRT that I want to resolve IP addressing with DHCP without setting a default gateway. I have added a DHCP-Option parameter with value 3,0.0.0.0 that is supposed to set the ...
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making dnsmasq listen on only one interface

I have dnsmasq running on a raspberry pi w/Raspbian. The pi has a wifi stick on wlan0 and is connected to the local network/internet on eth0. My goal is to have dnsmasq resolve all hosts to the pi's ...
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Redirect all http & https requests with lighttpd

I have a spare Raspberry Pi so I decided to check out PirateBox. I have it all working however the default behaviour is to not redirect https requests. Given the PirateBox will be never connected to ...
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DNSMASQ redirecting LAN user to webserver but this doesn't work on wifi

Iam trying to create wifi captive portal on raspberry pi so i've installed nginix server and DNSMASQ,after using dnsmasq for traffic redirecting it works only on LAN but not on WiFi..? how would i do ...
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How to share names with dnsmasq?

I have two subnets A and B, and their respective name servers both forward queries to local name server M, which finally forwards queries to the internet. All name servers run dnsmasq. On both ...
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dnsmasq not working without internet connection in OS X Yosemite

No0b here. I have been trying to setup a local environment for web development on OS X Yosemite using these approaches (http://passingcuriosity.com/2013/dnsmasq-dev-osx/ and ...
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How to log all DNS requests made through OpenWRT router?

I have an OpenWRT router that is running dnsmasq. I want to create a file that has each domain that has been requested through the router. My output should looks something like this: google.com ...
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Using dnsmasq to address machines by name and resolve external hostnames

I'm having some trouble with my dnsmasq setup. All I want it to do is resolve certain hostnames to certain ip addresses for any machine on my network. More specifically, I'm trying to enable all ...
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Change dnsmasq from .dev to .local

I originally tried asking this question on apple.stackexchange.com, but I think it may be a bit beyond the scope of being just for macs (and therefore more of a server config issue), so had no ...
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Verify dnsmasq configuration

How to verify dnsmasq's configuration? dnsmasq used to be able to give verbose info about itself in /var/log/daemon.log, as explained in dnsmasq testing. However, when I restarted my dnsmasq ...
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How to get DD-WRT (dnsmasq) to serve DNS but *not* DHCP?

I want to configure a DD-WRT router just for local DNS resolution of a few names, and then fall back to my ISP's DNS server. I am using a separate router, the sole purpose of this DD-WRT router is as ...
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Native IPv6 on Debian Router

After my old Tomato USB router died I started using an old netbook with Debian Wheezy installed as my home router. I have two WLAN interfaces and one LAN interface. wlan0 has internet access and wlan1 ...
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DD-WRT serving additional DNS servers instead of just the router’s IP

I have a DD-WRT (using DD-WRT v24SP2-MULTI (03/21/11) std) router set up with DNSMasq to resolve certain domains to internal addresses and pass everything else thru. The router itself is configured to ...
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Running ipv6 tunnel on windows 7 alongside local dns server

I am running an IPv6 tunnel via Hurricane Electric in Windows 7, which has been working fine for ages. My router does not support IPv6 at all natively. I am also experimenting with running a local ...