On 12/9/2018 4:26 AM, Michael wrote:
> On 12/8/18 7:55 PM, dnsmasqyq....@neverbox.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>> If I'm using dnsmasq just as a DNS caching server, not a DHCP one,
>> would it be possible to config some fixed IP addresses as DNS entries
>> for my LAN?
>> I.e., instead of changing the hosts file on every machine on my LAN
>> with the same entries, is it possible to do such configuration
>> centralized at dnsmasq DNS server alone?
> Yes, just add them to the /etc/hosts file on the machine running dnsmasq
> or use the addn-hosts directive to point it to another file.

If the option '--hostsdir' (1) is used, there is no need to restart
dnsmasq for changes to take effect:

Read all the hosts files contained in the directory. New or changed
files are read automatically. See --dhcp-hostsdir for details."

1)  http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/docs/dnsmasq-man.html

John Doe

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