Tofu13c and localDNS

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by the_g_cat, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. the_g_cat

    the_g_cat Network Guru Member

    Hi there,

    first of all, I'd like to thank everyone involved in the alternative firmwares for the wrt cosmos, which allows us all to fully take advantage of our hardware :D

    Now, the problem. I have flashed my wrt with tofu13c, and everything seems to work fine, except for the localDNS. Is there any way to assign DNS names to the static DHCP entries? I have put the machine names in the domain name field, but it doesn't seem to work. Or is it just not possible with tofu?

    Thanks for the help :thumbup:
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    It works, but you have to put a period at the end of the names when accessing them (for example, my Vonage router is named "Vonage" in the Static DHCP setup, and I can access it by typing "http://vonage." in a web browser).

    I'm sure someone who knows more about DNS can say why. I'm presuming it's because you have to specify the TLD (Top Level Domain) of blank so the local DNS server knows it's a local request. Just a guess, though.
  3. bcat

    bcat Network Guru Member

    I think Windows tries to resolve any hostname without a "." in it as a NetBIOS name, never even trying DNS. What I do is end all my static DHCP names with a ".local" suffix. That way, when I access whatever.local, Windows will do a DNS lookup and all is well.

    Oh, and make sure you have Dnsmasq enabled. I had it off for a while and wasted way to much time wondering why my names wouldn't resolve. ;)
  4. the_g_cat

    the_g_cat Network Guru Member

    No problems with NetBIOS here, as I don't use windows. And it seems I just had to wait for the DHCP leases to be renewed: all works well now :)
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