Adding A records to Expressway hosts.conf file
So it finally happened to me – an MRA project with multiple domains. Previously I didn’t have to manually add entries to the hosts file on Expressway and needed to do some research. Here’s what came out of it:
‘A’ records are added to hosts.conf file which doesn’t exist by default and must be located at /tandberg/etc/dnsmasq.conf.d/. The screenshot below shows that it doesn’t exist (BTW, everything is done on Expressway version X12.6.2).
Login to Exp-C’s CLI with root credentials. Create the hosts.conf file with touch:
No errors! Great!
Edit the file with vim:
After pressing ‘Enter’ we enter the file editing mode. Press ‘i’ to start typing. When done, press ‘Esc’ to exit editing and type ‘:wq!’ to write the file and quit it. Both ‘A’ and PTR records must be created!
Let’s see if it worked using cat:
We can see that the entries are there. We need to restart the dnsmasq for changes to take effect. Type:
Records in hosts.conf survive VM reboot, so they’re permanent.
However, it does not seem to work in Expressway v14?
/tandberg/etc/dnsmasq.conf.d/hosts.conf: Permission denied
Has this been changed?
Not possible anymore to modify the hosts file in v14?
Haven’t tried it in v14 yet. My local CUCM/IMP infrastructure is still on v12.5 so I didn’t upgrade my Exps to v14 yet.
Hi, in Version 14 you remove the tandberg directory
however I was unable to do: etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart
so did a reboot