[Dnsmasq-discuss] not answerig queries for top-level domains
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Dec 19 20:30:53 GMT 2006
Marcus Better wrote:
> I have a strange problem with dnsmasq 2.33 running on OpenWRT White-russian.
> Normal resolution seems to work, but when a client does an NS query for a
> TLD, such as .se or .ch, it returns NXDOMAIN:
> Dec 19 19:26:35 (none) kern.debug dnsmasq: query[NS] se from
> Dec 19 19:26:35 (none) kern.debug dnsmasq: config se is <NXDOMAIN>
> Here are relevant parts of dnsmasq.conf:
Tells dnsmasq to never forward queries for plain names, without
dots or domain parts, to upstream nameservers. If the name is
not known from /etc/hosts or DHCP then a "not found" answer is
"abc.se" doesn't get caught be this test, but "se" does, since it has no
That explains the behaviour, but it's probably not correct: it may be
better for queries for NS records to be exempted.
What does the team think?
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