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Florian Obser on unwind(8) (undeadly.org)
49 points by ProfDreamer 54 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

hmm, what a name for a dns server. in the beginning i thought the article is about libunwind that resolves stack addresses to function names/symbols.

"Proponents of the UNIX arts-and-crafts movement just run unbound(8) on localhost. Which works reasonably well until you are behind a captive portal and you have to use the dhcp-provided nameservers until you accept the terms and conditions. So you bring out your editor again..."

you decipher the domain(s) and IP address(es) the portal uses for sign-in, then you put this info into your unbound.conf as "local-data:" or something similar.

And you are free again to ignore the DHCP provided nameservers, keeping your localhost DNS server address in resolv.conf.

"I think we can do better."

You can and I am sure you will.

What I would like to see is a localhost DNS server that runs on a mobile OS.

Perhaps you run your own wireless router between your wireless-enabled computers and the third party access point. You can send 127.x as a nameserver in DHCP but this only works if your computers can run localhost DNS, e.g., tinydns/dnscache/dqcache, nsd/unbound, etc.

Sounds similar to systemd-resolved on Linux:


When a problem is finally solved well on OpenBSD it’s usually the best solution going. Some might not agree but I think OpenBSD has the best wireless configuration system going, and the most Unixy one as well.

> the best wireless configuration system going

With hostname.if(5)? I've never run OpenBSD on a laptop: mind explaining it (or linking to man pages?)

The OpenBSD FAQ for wireless networking is at https://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq6.html#Wireless

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