[Dnsmasq-discuss] logging dns queries
carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Mon Mar 21 20:13:13 GMT 2011
Frederick C. Damen (fred at damen.org) wrote on 21 March 2011 12:38:
>To put a user perspective on the information gleaned from the log is
>a) what dnsmasq is supposed to do or is having trouble doing I would
>like to see in the main log where I look to make sure everything is
>working properly. If it aint in there its working as expected.
>b) What dnsmasq is doing I would like to be able to log but due to the
>volume it causes the log entries of the previous type to get lost in the
>So the man page should give me the information that allows me to
>separate 'b' from 'a'.
> From staring at the log file I have deduced that an syslog::ident of
>'dnsmasq-dhcp' is used when logging dhcp request/ack messages. Is this
>the only time that this syslog::ident is used, i.e. if dnsmasq burped on
>a dhcp config statement would 'dnsmasq-dhcp' be used?
Yes it would. dnsmasq-dhcp is not only for LOG_INFO messages.
>Was another way setup for segregating the two classes of log
>messages, i.e. LOG_LEVEL for 'a' is above LOG_INFO and 'b' is
Yes. LOG_INFO is only informative, all problems have a higher level.
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