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  • 1.  dnsmasq alternatives

    Posted 26 days ago
    Edited by Sylvain 26 days ago

    Hi all,

    it seems that dnsmasq does not exist for AIX.

    Do you know lightweight DNS alternatives for AIX ?

    Thanks



  • 2.  RE: dnsmasq alternatives

    Posted 26 days ago

    unbound however there's no package in the toolbox for AIX.

    Good old BIND comes with AIX. Actually, not sure if unbound is considered "lighter" than BIND. unbound/nsd are used together to create a full DNS server where nsd is the authoritative component and unbound is the recursing component. Ran BIND for years on AIX with split zones for enclaved systems. Worked well.

    I guess it depends what you consider "lightweight". dnsmasq does quite a lot, including DHCP. If you're doing a little project, maybe consider spinning up something that runs DNS well, like pfsense/opnsense. unbound is standard there with a nice GUI.



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    Mario
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  • 3.  RE: dnsmasq alternatives

    Posted 26 days ago
    Very lightweight like a « centralized » /etc/hosts with a few A records.









  • 4.  RE: dnsmasq alternatives

    Posted 26 days ago

    I've seen folks copy around hosts files from a central "authorized" copy. It works. It's also how DNS got its start. I wouldn't recommend it.



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    Mario
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  • 5.  RE: dnsmasq alternatives

    Posted 25 days ago
    We need a service exposing DNS protocol.










  • 6.  RE: dnsmasq alternatives

    Posted 24 days ago

    I am trying to understand why AIX shipped bind does not work for your use case? 



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    SANKET RATHI
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  • 7.  RE: dnsmasq alternatives

    IBM Champion
    Posted 23 days ago

    What do you mean with "exposing DNS protocol"? 



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    José Pina Coelho
    IT Specialist at Kyndryl
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  • 8.  RE: dnsmasq alternatives

    IBM Champion
    Posted 23 days ago

    Then you need to run a centralized DNS server.  It's really easy to produce DNS zones from an /etc/hosts.



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    José Pina Coelho
    IT Specialist at Kyndryl
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  • 9.  RE: dnsmasq alternatives

    Posted 23 days ago
    Edited by Sylvain 23 days ago

    We only need a very very lightweight DNS server in an isolated VLAN that can reply to DNS queries for a few type A records.

    If dnsmasq had been available on AIX it would have been perfect.