man dnsmasq Command

Man page for apt-get dnsmasq Command

Man Page for dnsmasq in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man dnsmasq

Man Dnsmasq  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man dnsmasq in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man dnsmasq

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

DNSMASQ(8)                                                                                                                                                DNSMASQ(8)

dnsmasq A lightweight DHCP and caching DNS server.

dnsmasq [OPTION]...

dnsmasq is a lightweight DNS, TFTP and DHCP server. It is intended to provide coupled DNS and DHCP service to a LAN.

Dnsmasq accepts DNS queries and either answers them from a small, local, cache or forwards them to a real, recursive, DNS server. It loads the contents of
/etc/hosts so that local hostnames which do not appear in the global DNS can be resolved and also answers DNS queries for DHCP configured hosts.

The dnsmasq DHCP server supports static address assignments and multiple networks. It automatically sends a sensible default set of DHCP options, and can be
configured to send any desired set of DHCP options, including vendor encapsulated options. It includes a secure, read only, TFTP server to allow net/PXE boot
of DHCP hosts and also supports BOOTP.

Dnsmasq supports IPv6 for DNS, but not DHCP.

Note that in general missing parameters are allowed and switch off functions, for instance " pid file" disables writing a PID file. On BSD, unless the GNU
getopt library is linked, the long form of the options does not work on the command line; it is still recognised in the configuration file.

test Read and syntax check configuration file(s). Exit with code 0 if all is OK, or a non zero code otherwise. Do not start up dnsmasq.

h, no hosts
Don't read the hostnames in /etc/hosts.

H, addn hosts=
Additional hosts file. Read the specified file as well as /etc/hosts. If h is given, read only the specified file. This option may be repeated for
more than one additional hosts file. If a directory is given, then read all the files contained in that directory.

E, expand hosts
Add the domain to simple names (without a period) in /etc/hosts in the same way as for DHCP derived names. Note that this does not apply to domain
names in cnames, PTR records, TXT records etc.

T, local ttl=

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