Hey Kevin,

On Thu, 2020-04-23 at 13:21 +0000, Kevin Tedder wrote:
> Now if I do the following:
> ‘nslookup server1.at-home’, it resolves the IP address
> as I’d expect.
> ‘nslookup MQTTBroker.at-home’, it resolves the IP address
> as I’d expect.
> ‘nslookup’, it resolves the name of MQTTBroker.at-home,
> not Server1.at-home as I wanted.    Hmmm!!!
> Is this as designed or is it just bad luck on my part as to which
> name is returned by the DNSMASQ?
> Is there any configuration setting that can be made to control which
> name takes preference? If not, can a mechanism/feature be added, such
> as a priority system as to which is preferred.?

I'm not sure how you

> added a fixed DNS ‘A’ record for a MQTT server

but you may want to look at host-record. Quoting the man page:

> Only the first address creates a PTR record linking the address to
> the name. This is the same rule as is used reading hosts-files. --
> host-record options are considered to be read before host-files, so a
> name appearing there inhibits PTR-record creation if it appears in
> hosts-file also.

It seems to be able to do what you want: ensure the PTR (address-to-
name association) is registered as you want it to.


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