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=== Testing ===
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Dnsmasq is a dns cache, dhcp, and pxe server. This package is lightweight, and will work well for individual computers, or small lans.


# emerge net-dns/dnsmasq


/etc/dnsmasq.conf is where most of dnsmasq's configuration is done. It's file is well commented, and ready for several scenarios.

DNS only


place other upstream dns servers in /etc/resolv.dnsmasq.conf with your preferred DNS server at the top of the list. The first console command in the block will wipe out existing /etc/resolv.dnsmasq.conf settings, back them up if you have anything important in them.

# echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.dnsmasq.conf
# echo "resolv-file=/etc/resolv.dnsmasq.conf" >> /etc/dnsmasq.conf
# echo "listen-address=" >> /etc/dnsmasq.conf

Now your localhost / is your primary DNS to point net connection scripts to.

# echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf
# echo "nameserver" >> /etc/resolv.conf


# rc-update add dnsmasq default
# rc


DNS only

Bind-tools contains dns testing utilities. To verify that dns requests are returned from the local server: emerge bind-tools, then run:

# dig google.com