[Dnsmasq-discuss] Finding actual DNS server used

Weedy weedy2887 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 22:23:18 GMT 2017


On 15 January 2017 at 17:15, Albert ARIBAUD <albert.aribaud at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi Weedy,
>
> Le Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:04:37 -0500
> Weedy <weedy2887 at gmail.com> a écrit:
>
>> On 15 January 2017 at 03:21, Albert ARIBAUD <albert.aribaud at free.fr>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi Chris,
>> >
>> > Le Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:27:28 +0000
>> > Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> a écrit:
>> >
>> > (re getting dnsmasq to say which upstream servers it uses)
>> >
>> >> Why is is so difficult to provide this information?  At the very
>> >> least it would provide a confidence check that all is working as
>> >> intended. It might very well help if something isn't working too.
>> >
>> > It is not difficult at all to get this information. It's just that
>> > dnsmasq does not provide any "API" to get it, because it's easy to
>> > get it  otherwise for diagnosis purposes.
>>
>> http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/docs/dnsmasq-man.html#lbAG
>>
>> An API of sorts was added some time last year
>
> I've gone through the NOTES section you are referring to, but I don't
> see exactly which API you are referring to. Could you provide more
> precise indications?

I was talking about "statistics are also available in the DNS as
answers to queries of class CHAOS and type TXT in domain bind". Which
is why I said API of sorts.

You already went into detail on DBus control, that would be considered
a more legit API



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