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Tag: Dns

Set default DNS resolver for Dnsmasq on Raspbian Buster

On one of our Raspberry Pis with Raspbian “Buster” image we had a strange problem in combination with a USB mobile stick: The Wireguard VPN client could not connect correctly to the Wireguard server again and again when starting the Pi. The error log said that the hostname of the Wireguard server could not be resolved in the client configuration.

A possible cause for this could be that at the time the Wireguard server was started, the internal DNS resolver of the mobile stick (NAT/router operation) was not yet operational and resolution failed because of this. To confirm the theory and fix the error, a default name server should now be introduced, which is always the same regardless of the network connection and is available immediately.