[Dnsmasq-discuss] Slow response from dnsmasq 2.59 (IPv4 only) on openWRT

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Sat Sep 6 19:02:41 BST 2014

On 21/08/14 10:02, reiner otto wrote:
> Next is an excerpt from squids cache.log, printing some debug output:
> 2014/08/21 08:24:47| idnsALookup: buf is 40 bytes for dc80.s290.meetrics.net, id = 0x81de
> 2014/08/21 08:25:09| idnsRead: FD 6: received 56 bytes from
> 2014/08/21 08:25:09| idnsGrokReply: ID 0x81de, 1 answers
> Here, the response from dnsmasq to resolve dc80.meetrics.net took 32s, which seems to be like a timeout somewhere.
> Such behaviour I see with several other domains, all of them advertising domains. 
> Sometimes the servers of which change very often, like dc64.s290.meetrics.net next time, or dc61.s290.meetrics.net etc.
> So somehow it seems to be related to some type of load sharing, popular for ads :-).
> Actually, I simply block these servers, but that needs regular update of the blocklist.
> Any suggestion, which type of debugging to do for dnsmasq, to trace down the problem ?

--log-queries is the obvious path to take. It will tell you which
upstream servers are taking a long time to respond.



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