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Srijan R. Shetty

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I finally managed to setup custom DNS routes at my home server (a repurposed laptop with a bust screen, a post for another day).

I installed pihole on my local server and was struggling with setting up custom routes for my local router, and some AWS and GCP boxes that I run. My first attempt was modifying /etc/pihole/local.list with the following values: test.lan

This configuration worked, until pihole updated gravity database and /etc/pihole/local.list was cleaned up.

After searching the rabbit hole of the internet, I was stuck with the epiphany of modifying dnsmasq to add the entries. The following configuration did the trick:


My only pet-peeve is the default behaviour of browsers like firefox and chrome to interpret .lan entries as search queries instead of domain names.