Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure, DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and optionally, DHCP, to a small network. It can serve the names of local machines which are not in the global DNS. The DHCP server integrates with the DNS server and allows machines with DHCP-allocated addresses to appear in the DNS with names configured either in each host or in a central configuration file. Dnsmasq supports static and dynamic DHCP leases and BOOTP/TFTP for network booting of diskless machines.
Example in a docker-compose
Here is a
docker-compose.yml file that run a local dns server using this image. You can adapt it for your own needs as you wish.
version: '2' services: dns: restart: always image: strm/dnsmasq volumes: - ./dnsmasq.conf:/etc/dnsmasq.conf ports: - "53:53/udp" cap_add: - NET_ADMIN
To be able to run the above example, you will need a configuration file. This is a very basic example that has two hosts, but it serve our purpose.
#log all dns queries log-queries #dont use hosts nameservers no-resolv #use google as default nameservers server=188.8.131.52 server=184.108.40.206 #explicitly define host-ip mappings address=/router/10.1.1.1 address=/server/10.1.1.2