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Old 10-10-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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setting up a private network, using dnsmasq, I have small problem

DNSMASQ starts and operate like it should, but I'm setting up a samba network and trying to dnsdomianname, I thought I already had set it with the domain option but I get this error dnsdomainname: Uknown Host. Google'in the error doesn't give much....How do I setup dnsdomainname?
Old 10-10-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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What is "dnsdomianname"? It doesn't appear to be a dnsmasq or Samba option.
Old 10-10-2009, 06:26 PM   #3
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here's the actual error

[lhorace@lutchy log]$ sudo service dnsmasq restart
[sudo] password for lhorace:
dnsdomainname: Unknown host
dnsdomainname: Unknown host
Shutting down dnsmasq:                                     [  OK  ]
dnsdomainname: Unknown host
Starting dnsmasq:                                          [  OK  ]
I feel I should fix that first before I start on samba, here's my dnsmasq.conf configuration

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Old 10-24-2009, 05:55 AM   #4
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You should add the name of the computer on which dnsmasq is running to /etc/hosts.

You can see which name your computer is using by typing the command hostname.
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how did you set up your dnsmasq

hi Ihorace

May you pliz give me a link that you used to set up your dnsmasq

I can only install it but I cant find a way forward.



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