[Dnsmasq-discuss] Question about addn-hosts and cache-size directives

george Nopicture mad-proffessor at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 18 10:45:13 BST 2016

Hello Simon, congrats for such a great piece of software.

  I was wondering about the case where we have an external hosts file 
with a list of ad blocking address-to-domain mappings.

Now when dnsmasq starts up

1. does it read the whole file once and possibly adds the mappings to 
the dns cache so we have to specify a cache size similar to the number 
of lines in the file plus a number for our approximate external dns queries


2. it doesnt and it reads the file for every single one dns query so the 
cache size is only for external requests?


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