I stumbled upon this Problem on 15.04. I cannot resolve company intranet hosts via VPN as my WLANs local DNS server is always faster and only knows about my local machines and internet.
>From a users perspective I don't care about what might be the correct setup of the DNS-Servers (I cannot influence them) nor about personal opinions on how it should be done. I need my system to work. I'm very happy with Ubuntu, but this is a show stopper for me. I'll try to find a work around as I could not find one above (why not this is about 3 years old already). But if I cannot find one this will mean the end of ubuntu on my company notebook. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to dnsmasq in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1003842 Title: dnsmasq sometimes fails to resolve private names in networks with non- equivalent nameservers Status in dnsmasq package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in network-manager package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in dnsmasq source package in Precise: Confirmed Status in network-manager source package in Precise: Triaged Status in dnsmasq package in Debian: New Bug description: A number of reports already filed against network-manager seem to reflect this problem, but to make things very clear I am opening a new report. Where appropriate I will mark other reports as duplicates of this one. Consider a pre-Precise system with the following /etc/resolv.conf: nameserver 192.168.0.1 nameserver 126.96.36.199 The first address is the address of a nameserver on the LAN that can resolve both private and public domain names. The second address is the address of a nameserver on the Internet that can resolve only public names. This setup works fine because the GNU resolver always tries the first- listed address first. Now the administrator upgrades to Precise and instead of writing the above to resolv.conf, NetworkManager writes server=192.168.0.1 server=188.8.131.52 to /var/run/nm-dns-dnsmasq.conf and "nameserver 127.0.0.1" to resolv.conf. Resolution of private domain names is now broken because dnsmasq treats the two upstream nameservers as equals and uses the faster one, which could be 184.108.40.206. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dnsmasq/+bug/1003842/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp