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Assigning internal DNS with DHCP, can only resolve fqdn

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by FlexibleToast, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. FlexibleToast

    FlexibleToast Serious Server Member

    I have a computer that is CentOS 6.4 that is a VM host running a guest that is also CentOS and providing internal DNS. My router is a E4200 with Tomato installed. I've set it up so that the router provides the internal DNS information through DHCP. However, if I use, say my phone, open up terminal and perform an nslookup for "hostname" it returns saying it can't find "hostname". If I nslookup "hostname.domain" it successfully resolves. If I'm on the host CentOS machine that I setup as static and pointed it straight to the internal DNS I can successfully resolve "hostname" without adding the fqdn. Is there a setting that needs to be changed/added to the Tomato router? Under identification I did add the domain name in the appropriate box. I'm guessing because it is not actually providing DNS and instead assigning through DHCP, this is a different option.
  2. sleepermjs

    sleepermjs Network Newbie Member

    Try adding the following advanced option to your DNSmasq configuration: expand-hosts

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