[Dnsmasq-discuss] Keeping upstream answers order

Carlos Carvalho carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Sat Aug 22 14:24:44 BST 2015

Olivier Mauras (olivier at core-hosting.net) wrote on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 11:25:35AM BRT:
> I know that the choice of IP to use is up to the client, but if
> the client is configured to use the first one in the list, the answer
> through dnsmasq won't give the "expected" result as configured on the
> server.
> I could indeed override the entry to provide only what's
> supposed to come up first in the list, but well... It would make things
> easier to just keep the reply as it is...

It's standard practice that the dns server randomizes answers, it's used for
load balancing. OTOH, since dnsmasq already has localise-queries, it could have
an option to not randomize. It remains to decide what to do with answers for
its authoritative zone, because in this case there's no upstream to decide the

It's up to Simon to balance wishes and bloat and work.

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