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dnsmasq is short for DNS Masquerading. Masquerading is using host names instead of IP addresses which is what DNS is all about. dnsmasq is a DNS/DHCP (and more) server for small home/business networks. Very simple to configure and easy to operate.

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Installation


#sudo apt-get install dnsmasq

Install with apt-get

Answer yes to authorize the disk space and it will be installed up and running when the installation completes. Yes the folks at Debian are that good!

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Configuration


dnsmasq comes configured for DNS even though it says starting the DNS and DHCP servers when it initializes. DHCP is disabled by default. To configure dnsmasq use a combonation of three files:

  • /etc/dnsmasq.conf - to configure attributes for dnsmasq itself
  • /etc/hosts - to configure different hosts on the system
  • /etc/resolv.conf - to indicate the nameservers on the network and public name servers

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