issue with dhcp and dns

Tim Judd tajudd at
Mon Jun 8 00:27:31 UTC 2009

I've had a BIND/DHCP dynamic dns solution, but it was very frustrating
to get it all working together.  Security/ACL/various DHCP clients not
requesting a DNS update, blah blah blah.

If you've never used dnsmasq, look it up.  It simplifies the DHCP, DNS
and dynamic DNS functioning down to a simple file.  If a client
doesn't update, you may need to tweak the dhcp client config file is
all.  recent windows (since 98 or so) always request it.  I've had to
tweak many others.

Good luck.

On 6/7/09, Dave <dave.mehler at> wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I'm trying to get dhcp and dns going ddns on FreeBSD 7.2. In my
> dhcpd.leases file i see the forward and reverse information given on the
> lease. A host fqdn and a host IP address both return correct dns information
> on this host. My issue is if i check the forward and reverse zone files i do
> not see records for the new host. I do see two .jnl files. In
> /var/log/messages i do see the error about the working directory not being
> writable, other than that that is it, named indicates it is running. I'm
> wondering if it takes a while to update the records?
> Thanks.
> Dave.
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