[Dnsmasq-discuss] Re: Where does the complete dump go?
oudeis at nodomain.invalid
Sat Jul 26 15:07:30 BST 2008
Brad Morgan wrote:
> After playing with dnsmasq log-queries for a while, I think there should be
> a signal that dynamically toggles this option. Stopping and starting dnsmasq
> doesn't work because it clears the cache and that's what I'm trying to
> discover... Is the wrong answer coming out of cache or is it coming from the
> DNS servers themselves and if so, which one if I have more than one to
> choose from.
> The particular problem I was having was that one of my email servers became
> unreachable. This went on for quite a while and upon investigation, the IP
> address for the server was wrong. I was using the OpenDNS servers and when
> using their web tools to query, I got a different answer than what was being
> returned to my client machine. I solved the problem at the time by going
> back to the DNS servers provided by my ISP but this started the search for
> how to get more information if it failed again.
> I'd rather not leave log-queries on all the time as it generates lots of log
> entries but I would like to turn it on when I have a problem (and off again
> after resolving the issue).
> Is this a reasonable request? Is there another way to accomplish this?
Why not control it from the syslog side? IOW, set (for example) in your
and set logging of local2 messages appropriately in syslog.conf. When
you wish to change logging level, adjust syslog.conf appropriately and send
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