Re: DNS server [was: dhcpd.conf questions]
Adam Hardy <adam.ant <at> cyberspaceroad.com> writes:
> I've moved on to the bells and whistles now that I've got my network up again.
> Now that I'm using DHCP I need some sort of DNS to locate the servers on my
> by name.
> I see I already have avahi-daemon, which is mDNS according to man, running on
> workstation. I'm not sure when or why that got installed, although it isn't
> configured for this situation because my DHCP-controlled IP address isn't able
> to use it to locate named servers on my LAN (or at least the new server I
> set up where the DHCPD runs).
> The dhcp.conf on my new server mentions DDNS which I haven't looked into, and
> the link mentioned above from debian-administration.org concerns bind9 dns.
> What is the most popular these days, or rather the most easily configured and
to answer my own question and for anyone else's info, DDNS and DHCP are handled
quickly and simply by dnsmasq, which I discovered just now but wish I'd
discovered 3 months ago.
There's good docs on it and a searchable mailing list at