Ubuntu point all .test domains to 127.0.0.1

Until recently .dev was popular TLD used by developers for local web development. Recently google acquired the rights to use .DEV domain name extension and forced SSL for this LTD in google chrome.

Web developers are looking for alternate home for their local development web sites. Some suggested .localhost as development LTD, but it is too large. Another option is .test, this is a reserved LTD, so you won’t be forced to leave and is short. So many opted for .test as local development domain extension.

DNSMasq allow you to point *.test domains to 127.0.01, so you don’t have to edit /etc/hosts and add each domain you need for local development.

To do this, create file

Add following

Restart network-manager.

We restarted network-manager as dnsmasq is started by Network Manager.

[email protected]:~# pstree -sp $(pidof dnsmasq)
systemd(1)───NetworkManager(11557)───dnsmasq(11594)
[email protected]:~#

dnsmasq