default DNS caching name server on Fedora ?

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed Jun 20 17:06:23 UTC 2012

On 06/20/2012 09:57 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-06-20 at 12:21 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>> Simo Sorce (simo at said:
>>> Of course for this to work properly we need some level of integration
>>> between Network Manager and the DNS caching server so that the dynamic
>>> configurations can be pushed in/out when the related networks come
>>> up/down.
>>> Discuss.
>> man NetworkManager.conf:
>> ...
>>         dns=plugin1,plugin2, ...
>>                List DNS plugin names separated by ','. DNS plugins are used to
>>                provide  local caching nameserver functionality (which speeds up
>>                DNS queries) and to push DNS data to applications that use it.
>>                Available plugins:
>>                dnsmasq
>>                       this plugin uses dnsmasq to provide local caching name‐
>>                       server functionality.
>> ...
>> (Note: haven't tried this.)
> See also:
> Been there since 2010.

So I just gave this a try.  Already had dnsmasq installed so I just 
edited the config file and restarted the NetworkManager service.  Then 
connected to my VPN.

It.  Just.  Works.  Amazing!  Not only does it just work for resolution, 
but it also works for multiple search domains.  I can ping <name> and 
it'll try <name>.localdomain   and I can also do <name>.<subname> and 
it'll find it at <name>.<subname>.workdomain.  A+

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- jlk

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