Local Domain use Tomato DNS server

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Solid-State, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Solid-State

    Solid-State Network Guru Member


    I'm trying to use Tomato as a local DNS server in intranet domain ".lan" so I can resolve .lan hostnames. I wish to use the domain "lan" so I can resolve hostnames to local lan machines. In other words host1.lan should resolve to a dynamic DHCP client on my lan. How can I get this to work and not use static DHCP? Under identification I set the router to domain "lan". I'm not sure what needs to be done for the dnsmasq. domain=lan under custom config?


    PS this is the info on the polar cloud site...

    How do I add hostnames that I can use inside my LAN?[toc, link]
    Use static DHCP in Basic/Static DHCP. If you don't want to use static DHCP, you can still use the page by entering 00:00:00:00:00:00 as the MAC address.

    Names that have a dot, like "foo.lan", are treated as regular domain names. Undotted names like "foo" use the router's domain name. Multiple names may be entered by separating them with spaces (foo1 foo2).

    The hostnames should work on all computers connected to the LAN as long as the router's DNS forwarder is used (the default setting). They will not work from the Internet side.
  2. kanstin

    kanstin Addicted to LI Member

    Under "Basic"/"Identification", set domain to "lan." - including the period.
  3. Solid-State

    Solid-State Network Guru Member

    huh I've been using with just "lan" no period and it's been fine.

    Should I change this? curious why the "." ?
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