How do I set dnsmasq to use one specific DNS server without changing which DNS server the host system uses for its own DNS requests?

I should clarify I am not using dnsmasq as a DHCP server but only to forward the DNS requests on.

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To send specific dns addresses to the clients set


in /etc/dnsmasq.conf.

In this example and are google public dns.

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