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DNSmasq - Bas232 - 10-30-2010 10:21 PM


I want to run this on my homeserver with a VDSL2 line and static IP to host some of my own websites.
However I run DNSMasq and don't intent to use Bind9 as the registrar has a fine and very stable nameserver.
Can I simply skip installing Bind9 and run with DNSmasq and put the resolving in the hands of the registrar?
As my DNSmasq is needed for the local network, it also does DHCP and remapping local stuff.

And I find Bind9 far to complicated for my simple needs.



RE: DNSmasq - motokochan - 12-02-2010 02:38 AM

Since nobody answered, I'll give something short.

ispCP Omega is designed to use BIND. If you want to run another solution, you'll have to either manage it yourself or modify the software to work with DNSMasq.

If you are going to use your machine as an authoritative DNS source for the hosted domains, you probably don't want to run DNSMasq anyway as it is not designed for that purpose.

RE: DNSmasq - JCircle - 05-26-2011 12:08 PM

This is more of a hack than a fix, but sometimes can work and i would have to play around and make sure it works, ill do this tonight.

You can fake the system into thinking it IS the external IP address.

eth0 <-- internal
eth0:1 <--- external

set your routing to use eth0 gateway and all
map your firewall holes to your ip
your dns should answer back with your external ip address as well as apache vhosts should work.

Ill test this tonight using the current build but I have used this work around for a 3rd dns server before.

NOTE: this is a single server build, already noted this is a quick hack to make something work, (before you flame it Smile )

RE: DNSmasq - joximu - 05-26-2011 06:39 PM

btw: ist auch eine private/interne IP...

SCNR Smile

RE: DNSmasq - JCircle - 05-29-2011 10:03 AM

being that your dns would be housed outside of the ispCP stack of software, i see no issue at all running both. Yes you will have to update your dns external to the ispCP control panel but it will work.

just install the software as is. leave bind9 running, just dont use it as your name server.

meaning dont point your domains name server to your ispcp server leave it external