[Novalug] Router acting as DNS server
superfro at superfro.org
Thu Mar 11 18:00:58 EST 2010
Your best bet is to upgrade the firmware with dd-wrt
(http://dd-wrt.com/site/index) or tomato (http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato).
Most wrt54g's are supported, they have different storage sizes so their
are different packages available depending on your version... but it's
usually a safe upgrade nad provides a lot of extended functionality not
included in the original firmware.
On 3/11/2010 5:43 PM, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> I'm assisting someone with their setup.
> Their router/switch is a LinkSys WRT54G.
> The router is functioning properly as a
> DHCP server, and the DHCP clients table
> lists the local hosts including their
> hostnames (no domain names).
> I'm trying to get it to work as a DNS
> nameserver as well. When I point the hosts
> to the router it properly acts as a nameserver
> for external hosts, but it will not resolve
> the hosts listed in the DHCP clients table.
> I saw no options in the various menus to
> turn on such a feature.
> Nor did I see any option to permanently
> allocate a specific DHCP IP assignment to
> a specific host.
> The goal is to do things like ssh<host>.
> Temporarily I've created /etc/hosts entries
> on each machine. But that will likely go
> out of date when DHCP leases expire.
> The systems are not mobile, so maybe I'll
> just recommend static IP assignments.
> Any other ideas?
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