[Dnsmasq-discuss] File System Access by Dnsmasq

Justin McAteer justin at jmcateer.com
Sun Aug 8 19:38:11 BST 2010

You can find all opened files by dnsmasq using the fd directory in the
proc filesystem

ls -la /proc/<pid>/fd

or by using the command


Justin McAteer

On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 2:40 AM, Robert Pollai <rap.nospam2 at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running dnsmasq on a NAS from Synology. The NAS puts its disks into standby if they are not needed and I want to move all files accessed by dnsmasq to a USB flash drive, so that dnsmasq won’t wake up the disks.
> So far I have done that for the log file and lease file by adding the following two lines to the configuration file:
> dhcp-leasefile=/volumeUSB1/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.lease
> log-facility=/volumeUSB1/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.log
> But still the disks seem to wake up when I switch one a device that fetches an IP via DHCP.
> Are there any other files that dnsmasq accesses, directly or through the operating system? Is the configuration file accessed regularly or only on startup?
> Thanks for your support, regards, Robert
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