[Dnsmasq-discuss] occasional REFUSED response after successful query

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Sat Nov 19 20:15:49 GMT 2005

Holger Schletz wrote:
> Hi,
>>The reason why it happens like this is partly  just history and inertia,
>>partly because I didn't want to risk the original requestor getting no
>>response at all, (and suffering a long timeout) when upstream servers
>>are returning error codes. However, this isn't the first time this has
>>been reported as a bug (see
>>http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=330422), and from the
>>next release the behaviuor will change. Now, if a query gets send to n
>>servers, the first n-1 error replies will be dropped, and only the last
>>one returned to the original requestor. That means that if some upstream
>>servers are erroring, but some are working, then the query will still
> I already read this one, but did't realize this was the same issue... I never 
> checked the upstream servers extensively. 
The Debian bug was with servers returning SERVFAIL, but exactly the same 
  thing applies to REFUSED.

> I just assumed they were working as 
> I never had problems with the old configuration.
The aim is to have dnsmasq compensate for broken upstream servers as 
much as possible. Tweaking it for every situation is on-going.



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