The state of resolv.conf

Nils Philippsen nils at
Tue Sep 16 15:32:31 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 14:51 +0200, Adam Tkac wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 01:34:06PM +0200, Ahmed Kamal wrote:
> > Is there any current daemon that does this effect of directing name
> > resolution to specific servers according to IP ranges and/or domain names,
> > with the option of adding/removing servers on the fly ? Does dnsmasq do that
> > ?
> > 
> What you mean with "according to IP ranges/domain names"?
> - if you want redirect target domains to different servers you can use
>   BIND and forward zones:

I would want to be able to do that based on domain names (which is
easily done with BIND) and on classless IP ranges. I don't think the
latter can be done as the IP ranges are octet-granular, e.g. for -- I can't imagine how I would tell BIND
to use a certain server for e.g. (where 4 MSB of the second
octet are part of the network address and the remaining 4 LSB are part
of the host address).

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