[Dnsmasq-discuss] Re: dyndns-style addition of names

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Mon Apr 2 15:22:58 BST 2007

>> - dbus may be able to allow a different user to send
>> a "ClearCache"  method call to dnsmasq.
> I'm not sure about this, but it looks like it may be possible by adding
> suitable XML to   /etc/dbus-1/system.d/dnsmasq.conf

> Assuming that permissions are a soluble problem, it might make sense to
> add a DBus method to add host records directly. The main problem with
> this is that they would be lost over a dnsmasq restart, unless there's
> another daemon somewhere which stores the information and re-sends to
> dnsmasq when it starts up and send the "Up" signal.

> This is a general problem: I'd quite like to provide a DBus method to
> add MAC address/name/IP records for DHCP, but that breaks for the same
> reason.

> Maybe a solution would be to add code to make such configuration
> persistent by storing it in a file. That would mean that server
> addresses/domains and possibly DNS host records and DHCP host records
> could be set by DBus, and would remain until explicitly cleared.

> Does that sound sensible?

Could be.  My dnsmasq deamon is on a tiny home-router running OpenWRT and
DBus support doesn't seem to be included.


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