I've trying to get dnsmasq working as a combined dns and dhcp server. It's infuriating so far… In short, the DNS works fine for anything added to /etc/hosts, and the dhcp works fine, but the dhcp is not updating the dns with hostname information from clients.
The outcome of this is that i can only ping a node by hostname if i know it's address, which means setting a static dhcp allocation and putting the hostname into /etc/hosts manually, which is very annoying and kind of defeats the poit of dhcp. There must be a way to get dnsmasq to update the hosts file, surely
The clients aren't using fqdn's if that matters, and i think i've tried every combinination of "expand-hosts" and "domain="
following is the dnsmasq config file contents:
domain-needed bogus-priv except-interface=tun0 dhcp-range=192.168.1.10,192.168.1.80,255.255.255.0,12h dhcp-leasefile=/var/lib/misc/dnsmasq.leases dhcp-authoritative log-queries log-dhcp