[Dnsmasq-discuss] CNAME trouble with no AAAA

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Fri Oct 18 12:51:56 BST 2019

On 18/10/2019 12:41, Simon Kelley wrote:

> The obvious way is to provide an AAAA record for the "local names". The
> problem with that is it has to be real, or timeouts and stuff will
> happen, so those hosts need to be dual-stack.
> I can see a strong argument that a query for a name which is configured
> as a CNAME in dnsmaq, but for a type which is not known to dnsmasq,
> should return a NODATA reply.
> In fact I can't see a downside to that.
> Anybody else?
> Simon.

very simple patch to do alter this behaviour.

diff --git a/src/rfc1035.c b/src/rfc1035.c
index 0344af7..720713d 100644
--- a/src/rfc1035.c
+++ b/src/rfc1035.c
@@ -1711,7 +1711,9 @@ size_t answer_request(struct dns_header *header,
char *limit, size_t qlen,
                            char *cname_target =

-                           if (!dryrun)
+                            ans = 1;
+                            if (!dryrun)
                                log_query(crecp->flags, name, NULL,
                                if (add_resource_record(header, limit,
&trunc, nameoffset, &ansp,

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