[Dnsmasq-discuss] Getting 'REFUSED' from dnsmasq - possible reasons?

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Mon Jun 26 08:55:28 BST 2017

On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 09:53:55PM +0100, Simon Kelley wrote:
> REFUSED is returned if dnsmasq has no upstream server configured it can
> send to, or if there are a very large number of queries in flight, and
> the internal table tracking them is full. You could try bumping the
> dns-forward-max
> parameter if you have a very busy network.
Thanks Simon.  The REFUSE *seems* to be a symptom of other problems on
the LAN actually, not to mention a silly introduced by systemd. I
don't think my ome LAN should need a larger dns-forward-max as there's
only a dozen or so systems and two or three users at most.

Chris Green

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