[ previous ] [ next ] [ threads ]
 
 From:  Pierre Nast <pierre at coldev dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] [patch] adding cnames, mx-host and log to dnsmasq
 Date:  Sun, 17 Nov 2013 23:54:40 +0100
Hello Manuel,

Thank you for that very quick commit!

Pierre


> Hello Pierre,
>
> good job, thank you! I have committed this to the repository.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Manuel
>
>
> On 13.11.2013, at 22:13, Pierre Nast <pierre at coldev dot org> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> First, this is my first post to this list and English is not my native language, please excuse
errors.
>>
>> I have a small LAN with several servers, workstations and printers. I use m0n0wall as my network
core (router and firewall). The m0n0wall box also provides DHCP and VPN services.
>> I've got an old machine that provides DNS and I want to get rid of it, so I thought of using
m0n0wall to provide the DNS service. My previous DNS setup involved CNAME and MX records. As
m0n0wall did not provide such features, I started working on it. I came with the patch in
attachment.
>>
>> This patch provides four features :
>>
>> 1. DNS queries log:
>> It had be requested once on the user mailing list and I needed it to test my changes.
>> I added a checkbox in the "DNS forwarders" page enabling/disabling queries' log.
>>
>> 2. dnsmasq configuration file:
>> Currently, dnsmasq read its parameters from command line. I wanted to be able to check these
parameters, so I moved from command line parameters to a configuration file. The generated
configuration file is written to /var/etc/dnsmasq.conf.
>>
>> 3. cnames:
>> In the "DNS forwarders: Edit host" page, I added a new field named "Aliases". Each alias found in
this field is then appended to the configuration file two times: with and without the domain name
recorded in the "General setup" page.
>> A check for overlapping cnames is done upon form's submission, like it was done for hostnames
overlapping.
>>
>> 4. mx-hosts:
>> Still in the "DNS forwarders: Edit host" page, I added a new row named "Extra options". In this
row there's a checkbox, enabling one to using a host as the MX for it's domain. When the checkbox is
checked, a mx-host line is added to the configuration file.
>>
>> I did not take the dnsmasq's authoritative configuration (see dnsmasq's manual) path as I thought
it would be overkill. If someone disagree with this choice, please let me know; I will then try to
work on another patch implementing that.
>>
>> I hope you'll find this useful; I found some threads in the m0n0wall forums asking for cnames and
mx-hosts features.
>> If there's anything in this patch that should have been done another way, please let me know;
I'll rework and repost it.
>>
>> -- 
>> Pierre
>> <dnsmasq_cnames_mx.patch>
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> To unsubscribe, e-mail: m0n0wall dash dev dash unsubscribe at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>> For additional commands, e-mail: m0n0wall dash dev dash help at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To unsubscribe, e-mail: m0n0wall dash dev dash unsubscribe at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> For additional commands, e-mail: m0n0wall dash dev dash help at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>