Step 4: Installing Dnsmasq

Dnsmasq is our DNS server and possibly DHCP server. Installing is fairly simple:

apt-get install dnsmasq

This will download and install dnsmasq onto the box, then get it running.
How different is this sequence using the other common Linux distros?
dnsmasq is not specific to any distro. If you really want to get into dsn then you need to get into bind and it's derivatives. Now with ipv6 and that dns traffic will be encrypted, this will all get real fun. But for the home network it is probably fine. Some of your open source routers already run dnsmasq. No need to set up a whole machine just for that.

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