[Dnsmasq-discuss] Struggling with multiple nameservers

Harry Moyes boss at northfrost.com
Sun Jan 12 22:20:40 GMT 2020

On 12/01/2020 15:40, Geert Stappers wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 10:33:43PM +0100, Geert Stappers wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 08, 2020 at 04:37:32PM +0000, Harry Moyes wrote:
>>> On 08/01/2020 14:47, wkitty42 at gmail.com wrote:
>>>> On 1/7/20 2:10 PM, Harry Moyes wrote:
>>>>> dnsmasq very usefully reports the compiled in options with the -v flag.
>>>>> The pihole derivative has lost that rather useful feature, so
>>>>> exactly what options it has been complied with is hard to tell.
>>>> personally speaking, i'd see what it would take to regain that
>>>> functionality by contacting the pihole devs and bringing this defect to
>>>> their attention and possibly use your situation as an example...
>>> I've already mentioned this to the developers.
>> Any prove of that?
>>> The change is apparently intentional.
>> Assumed or documented?
> My questions from above are indeed terse.
> Let me elaborate
> |> > I've already mentioned this to the developers.
> |>
> |> Any prove of that?
> That question was written in the hope of getting an URL or email
> where can be read what was mentioned to the pihole developers.
> I still hope such email or URL pops up. The idea is to ask,
> differently as previously, to regain the lost functionality.
> Groeten
> Geert Stappers

Unless it has gone missing somewhere I have already replied to the question.

I misunderstood the response I got from the pihole-FTL developers.

pihole-FTL -v does not respond as dnsmasq does. Intentionally.

However if you submit the request as

pihole-FTL -- -v

you get exactly the same response as from dnsmasq including the compiled 

The subtly of the extra "--" passed me by initially.

As I said in my previous post, if I had understood the reply I got 
better, I'd have saved myself a load of pain.

Other than possibly making that subtlety more obvious to the slower on 
the uptake among us, like me, there is nothing else required here.


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