How can I make local dnsmasq play nicely with NetworkManager?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Sat Jul 31 14:02:49 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 08:50:50 -0500,
  Robert Nichols <rnicholsNOSPAM at> wrote:
> I'm referring to a caching resolver running on the local machine, i.e.
>, not a nameserver running somewhere else on a local network.

> When I'm connecting via the WiFi hotspot at some local business, the
> DHCP server is not under my control.  NetworkManager invokes dhclient
> with a custom config file that NetworkManager generates anew for
> each invocation, and no customization of that configuration is
> possible.

If you are running a resolver and not a forwarder, then you don't need to
bother with the dns servers provided by whoever is providing you with

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