[Dnsmasq-discuss] don't empty cache
matthias.andree at gmx.de
Tue Jun 23 09:34:03 BST 2009
Am 23.06.2009, 01:17 Uhr, schrieb Brad Morgan <b-morgan at concentric.net>:
>> dnsmasq emty his cache after restart, how to prevent it?
> Isn't the right answer to get dnsmasq off of a machine that isn't
> stable? I have dnsmasq running on a Redhat 9 Linux machine that also
> serves as my
> firewall. There are no kernel updates to worry about and the system just
> runs and runs and runs with uptimes measured in multiple months.
That's something to _STRONGLY_ discourage. Kernel updates aren't required
that often (if you feel they are, run one of the BSDs), and they aren't
the cause for the original posting/pain anyways.
Running firewalls on outdated kernels is as dangerous as it can get - some
code injection might disable your firewall and then expose your whole LAN.
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