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Author: Didier Kryn
To: dng@lists.dyne.org
Subject: Re: [DNG] [OT] DNS issue
Le 06/09/2023 à 10:45, Antonio Rendina via Dng a écrit :
> It is likely using the default DNS of your access point.
> If you have a standard configuration your access point is running a
> DHCP server that is assigning an IP address to your phone, with that
> you get also some network information, like the DNS names.
> Of course the DNS server of the access point does not list your local
> servers.
> Regards,
> Il 06/09/23 09:04, Didier Kryn ha scritto:
>> Hello. I've seen that there are a bunch of people on this list who
>> are pretty comfortable with DNS, which is a field in which I only do
>> some minimal bricolage: I installed dnsmasq on the home Devuan
>> desktop to resolve its own address and ease connections from other
>> devices. This desktop provides ssh, http and CUPS services to the
>> LAN. It works as expected from Linux laptops: the desktop's name is
>> resolved when it is running.
>>     I've recently bought my first smartphone. I try to get the
>> maximum freedom on Android and did create neither a Google account
>> nor a Samsung account. From F-Droid, I've installed Fennec (a fork
>> from Firefox) to browse the web, but Fennec cannot resolve the name
>> of my desktop, though it finds it when I give the numerical address.
>> I suspect the DNS configuration on Android (or in Fennec proper).

    Hello Antonio.

    Thanks for your answer, but there is still something I don't
understand: the laptops also get their network configuration from the
same DHCP server of the ISP box; how is it then that they get an answer
from the additional DNS service offered by my desktop?

    Actually I thought it was possible to have several DNS and to
discover them when needed, beyond the initial configuration by DHCP, and
this seems to be confirmed by the behaviour observed on the laptops.

--     Didier