[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq stops working after changing from ppp
chris at northfolk.ca
Mon Dec 26 08:57:58 GMT 2005
Simon Kelley wrote:
> Chris Purves wrote:
>> Yes, this appeared to be the problem. When dnsmasq wasn't working I
>> get the following in syslog:
>> Dec 22 20:00:11 aurora dnsmasq: nameserver 22.214.171.124 refused to
>> do a recursive query
> <snip FAQ>
>> By removing the server that does not allow recursive queries from
>> /var/run/dnsmasq/resolv.conf, the problem is fixed. So, I guess I will
>> have to manage the nameservers myself. What I don't understand is why
>> dnsmasq doesn't try the next nameserver instead of stopping.
> The "recursive query" message is just a warning, because there are
> situations when it's legitimate to forward to a non-recursive
> nameserver. (for instance, forwarding all queries for a domain directly
> to the authoritative nameserver for that domain). If dnsmasq threw away
> such results then that would break valid configurations.
I didn't like the idea of handling the resolv.conf file manually, and as
you said, it is legitimate to have a non-recursive nameserver. I was
able to get everything to work in the end by setting:
in /etc/dnsmasq.conf. Since the problem server was the last in the
list, it would only be queried if the first two failed. I guess my ISP
and the dnsmasq authors are smarter than I thought. :-)
So everything works as it should now, and if my ISP changes nameservers
I won't have to change my setup.
Good day, eh.
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