[Dnsmasq-discuss] resolver options
Jan 'RedBully' Seiffert
redbully at cc.fh-luh.de
Tue Feb 6 17:53:38 GMT 2007
AJ Weber wrote:
> If I use a "different" resolv.conf file (i.e. I use a
> resolv-file=/etc/resolv.dnsmasq), will an "option" have the same
> effect it normally would?
Looking at the source (network.c, reload_servers()@536), i would say no.
> For example, I'm considering changing timeout to 2 (instead of the
> default of 5), because I've had some issues with my ISP's DNS servers
> recently and don't want to wait too long for the timeout. With the
> broadband connection, any of the nameservers in my list consistenly
> returns in < 1 sec (when they're up, of course).
> Will this have the desired effect? Any comments or concerns with
> that change in general? Am I misunderstanding the purpose of the
> "options timeout:" ?
Hmmmm, must read up on this...
> ALSO...(DIFFERENT TOPIC) : Is there no way to tell dnsmasq to dump
> it's current lease-info to a file that could be read on restart so it
> knows about all outstanding DHCP leases? It's rare that I have to
> restart dnsmasq or the linux box it's on, but when I do, it forces me
> to restart a lot of client machines in case I'd get a dhcp/IP address
> mix-up (where dnsmasq doesn't know an IP Address is already leased to
> a running client, and a new client requests a lease so it hands-out
> the same address).
/me scratches his head.
Normaly you don't need any dump-file-flag, because dnsmasq maintains a
lease-file (there is even a special option for these WRT SOHO router, to
keep it in battery backed RAM, because the FS is ro).
Mine is placed in /var/lib/misc/dnsmasq.leases and works(TM).
Maybe there is a problem with file permissions and such things.
You may want to take a look at the "dhcp-leasefile"-option (-l on the
cmd-line). It's also possible that either you have set "leasefile-ro"
(-9 on the cmd-line) or the isc-leasefile code interference with it.
> Thanks in advance, AJ
a = (pod *)b;
a real pod cast :-D
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