Assign DNS name to non Windows? DNSMasq?

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Assign DNS name to non Windows? DNSMasq?

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With DD WRT any host I would assign a name to would be pingable internally by that name; with SRM, it's not. Is it possible to do this? I have a few devices such as a Linux box that I can't ping by it's host name and I have that I'd like to ping by a host name.
 

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There are many discussions about this missing feature, even before Synology introduced their first router. Do a Google search and you'll probaly find some scripts that attempts to auto update DHCP entries into the DNS package. It works on a NAS, so it should also work on a Router.
 
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I've seen one guide where you SSH into the router but I'd rather not do that everytime a firmware update takes place. I suppose I could use PiHole to act as my DHCP server as well but I like using the router for that.
 

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You could run DNS Server on SRM. Designate a local domain that you use in DHCP and create a zone for this and add your devices as A records.

You may need to set main DNS in SRM to point to itself (SRM LAN IP) if you are using Safe Access... I forget if it still defaults to SRM’s DNS so would use whatever internet DNS u is S set here unless you change it.

This is pretty much what I do and can ‘ping nas’.
 

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That doesn't auto-add new clients getting an IP address from DHCP to DNS.
 

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No true. I don’t add devices that often but most have a DHCP IP reservation hence it’s easy to keep a local DNS service updated.
 

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Yep, thats what I'm doing as wel.

Would be nice if Synology would come up with something like Microsoft IPAM.
 

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