Local DNS and Forwarding Not working

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 14:07    Post subject: Local DNS and Forwarding Not working Reply with quote
I cannot figure out for the life of me what the settings should be to make this work and the instructions in the wiki and other posts is not working.

I'm trying to setup a local domain called darwin.lan

I want dd-wrt to be dhcp for everything AND dns for it AND forward external requests (i.e. google.com) to the right dns and come back with results.

I have a static IP with my ISP an when I do that, the static dns 1, 2, 3 goes under the WAN configuration which I've tried per the tutorial to be the local dns and then google dns servers for the second and third.

I've gone into services, set to local dns = true, set domain under the dhcp to darwin.lan and set it to Lan + WLAN per the instructions. I've tried a myriad of various manual configuration options and no joy.

What I would have expected is that the static dns would become the forwarders for dnsmasq automatically and should just be set to external dns servers. And presumably this would just start working to resolve external DNS entries (it doesn't appear to work) and then checking off local and filling in the domain in the dhcp should let it resolve internal. Adding expand-hosts to the dns configuration I would assume would then allow short names to have the full xxx.darwin.lan just work when querying xxx only.

But none of this is working and I cannot figure out why.

Does anyone have this working on a recent build of DD-WRT? (I'm using the most recent beta right now)

Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
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