Re: How to make DNS and DHCP server play nice?
On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 07:11:12PM -0400, Jerry Quinn wrote:
> R Ransbottom writes:
> > > This is great! I put in a wishlist to have dnsmasq read the dhcp
> > > lease file out of the box. Then dnsmasq will really be plug and
> > > play.
> > Since only one dhcp server should exist on a segment it is a bad
> > idea to have such a package work without, at least, forcing the user to
> > set it up.
> However, dnsmasq already serves as a dns proxy out of the box for
> whatever server was handed you by dhcp. And it reads your hosts
> file. The package seems to be explicitly designed for this use (small
> network dns service) and as such, I would think that finishing the job
> would make sense. We're trying to make life easier for people, not
I setup a machine for a friend about a year ago with dnsmasq. I just
looked at my notes as I was wondering why I used dnsmasq instead of
bind. I'd like to uppate my notes. Is the issue that dnsmask will
watch resolve.conf for changes where it's hard(er) to make bind do that?