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Old 04-19-2016, 07:49 AM   #1
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dnsmasq - dynamically create dns entry without DHCP


Is there a way for dnsmasq to create an DNS record dynamically, without enabling DHCP service? All those files /etc/hosts, /etc/dnsmasq.conf are readed only on dnsmasq's startup and after changing them one should restart dnsmasq too.
 
Old 04-20-2016, 06:24 AM   #2
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Wow

Wait, dynamic loading of a non-dynamic address ... ???

I am not sure I can answer, but I sure have to wonder WHY you might want that. Is that something you could share?
 
Old 04-23-2016, 04:29 PM   #3
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I needed to write custom dhcp server, and i didn't wanted to write dns server too. So I hoped that I could configure records in existed dns server(dnsmasq) somehow, for example via editing some files.. but looks like there is no such way.
Sorry for delayed answer.
 
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re-inventine the horse?

DNSMASQ is an excellent caching DNS server and does integrated DHCP as well. I have used it to provide DHCP and as primary DNS for my local home network back when Ubuntu was current at version 8 or 9 (it has been a while).

What features do you need that no existing DNS or DHCP server will provide?
 
  


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