[Freedombox-discuss] UPDATE: part of problem automagically got fixed. Re BIND not working,

A. F. Cano afc54 at comcast.net
Fri May 21 21:08:58 BST 2021

I'm not sure what happened, but BIND is now working.  There are still a
couple of issues: see below.

On Sun, May 09, 2021 at 03:41:45PM -0400, A. F. Cano wrote:
> ...
> FreedomBox runs on an apu1d4, with 2 local interfaces, statically assigned
> (192.168.224.x and 192.168.200.x).
> ...
> bind     2572083  0.1  1.3 402876 53876 ?        Ssl  13:44   0:05 /usr/sbin/named -f -u bind

Now I get more

$ ps aux | grep dhcp
nobody       868  0.0  0.0  13784  3556 ?        S    May12   0:00 /usr/sbin/dnsmasq --conf-file=/dev/null --no-hosts --keep-in-foreground --bind-interfaces --except-interface=lo --clear-on-reload --strict-order --listen-address= --dhcp-range=,,60m --dhcp-lease-max=50 --dhcp-leasefile=/var/lib/NetworkManager/dnsmasq-enp2s0.leases --pid-file=/run/nm-dnsmasq-enp2s0.pid --conf-dir=/etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq-shared.d
nobody       934  0.0  0.1  13784  4100 ?        S    May12   0:01 /usr/sbin/dnsmasq --conf-file=/dev/null --no-hosts --keep-in-foreground --bind-interfaces --except-interface=lo --clear-on-reload --strict-order --listen-address= --dhcp-range=,,60m --dhcp-lease-max=50 --dhcp-leasefile=/var/lib/NetworkManager/dnsmasq-enp3s0.leases --pid-file=/run/nm-dnsmasq-enp3s0.pid --conf-dir=/etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq-shared.d

Which makes sense, and in combination with the /etc/hosts file I added to
the FreedomBox with entries like this:  <computer-name>.local     <computer-name>

now this computer on the 224 sub-net gets allocated that address.
Great!  That's what I wanted all along.

Still I get this: (on the above named computer)

$ sudo aptitude
sudo: unable to resolve host <computer-name>: Name or service not known
[sudo] password for <user>:

Why the "unable to resolve" message?


$ ping <computer-name>
ping <computer-name>: Name or service now known

These old problems still persist.

> ...
> ping by internal IP works, even from one subnet to the other.
> ssh to the FreedomBox works (by IP number).
> ssh to a machine on the other subnet (by IP number) doesn't work
> (no route to host).  Does this mean that the firewall needs to be opened
> between the 2 internal networks?
> ping by machine name doesn't work
> (ping: <internal hostname> Name or service not known)
> ssh by machine name doesn't work
> (ssh could not resolve hostname <internal hostname>: Name or service not known)
> ...

Do I need to add some manual configuration?

Any hints gratefully appreciated.


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