[Dnsmasq-discuss] OS X hosted dnsmasq for AD SRV records
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Tue Nov 23 15:25:49 GMT 2010
On Nov 23, 2010, at 8:10 AM, Simon Kelley wrote:
> Peet McKinney wrote:
>> dnsmasq has been an absolute life-saver in my environment. OS X
>> Directory services isn't playing nicely with GC discovery in my
>> Active Directory environment, so I've brought up a couple instances
>> of dnsmasq to help force it into being a good citizen.
>> I've compiled dnsmasq on 10.6.4 from the 2.55 source and configured
>> it to respond correctly to my SRV lookups. I've also installed the
>> launchd plist. (Though I have to wonder the value of having that
>> plist configured with '--log-queries' and
>> '--log-facility=/var/log/dnsmasq.log' by default. Admittedly, I'm an
>> idiot for not checking and ending up with a 24GB dnsmasq.log, but
>> considering there's not a default rotation for the log it seems a bit
>> of an odd choice for a default launchd setup.)
> I can't see the point of that either: I'll certainly remove
> '--log-queries'. Is it OK on MacOS X to remove the log-facility line
> too, and log through the syslogd?
It seemed to be logging fine to system.log without the log-facility line. This appears in my system.log after remove the 'log-faciltity' line and restarting dnsmasq ...
Nov 23 08:21:42 jod dnsmasq: ignoring nameserver 10.8.197.110 - local interface
>> Since cleaning up my silly logging issues, I'm left with what my
>> simply be a standard behavior of dnsmasq, but one that I'd really
>> like to find a way around. When I query SRV records that are in my
>> dnsmasq config, they are *always* returned in the same order with no
>> randomization. Please see below:
> As others have said, it ain't random, the order gets rotated each time.
> That would seem to be a sensible thing to do; it's already done for A
> records, but the code in the cache subsystem that does that is not in
> the path used when answering SRV queries.
Honestly, I'm glad to hear it's not random. Goes to show you how closely I looked at the results, but
>> Is there anyway to randomize the answers dnsmasq provides.
> It's half a dozen lines of scary linked-list manipulation, could you try
> and see if behaves sensibly?
Um wow. No, really *wow*. Thanks for giving this a go. I'll drop this on my secondary server and try right now.
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