[Dnsmasq-discuss] Bluetooth networking issue

Aaron Brice aaron.brice at datasoft.com
Wed Feb 1 19:20:27 GMT 2017

On 01/31/2017 05:44 AM, Beniamino Galvani wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 02:22:14PM -0700, Aaron Brice wrote:
>> Simon,
>> Thanks.  dnsmasq is getting the queries, you can see them in the log:
>> Jan 18 16:56:07 datasoft-travel dnsmasq[7973]: query[A] www.cnn.com from
>> But there is neither a reply nor an error message after the query is
>> received.  "dig www.cnn.com" shows "status: REFUSED".  To be clear, the
>> queries are originating from the laptop and should be routed through the
>> bluetooth network connection.  The network connection is there and I can
>> ping the nameserver over the bluetooth network, but it's having trouble with
>> the DNS.  I don't think the bluetooth part of it is exactly relevant, but
>> I'm assuming that somehow disconnecting and reconnecting a bluetooth network
>> does something different than disconnecting and reconnecting a wifi network.
> I think the following commit should solve your issue:
> http://thekelleys.org.uk/gitweb/?p=dnsmasq.git;a=commit;h=2675f2061525bc954be14988d64384b74aa7bf8b
> Do you have any chance to try a recent git snapshot?
> Beniamino

Thanks very much.  I applied that commit as a patch against current 
Ubuntu 16.10 dnsmasq source package and it does in fact fix the problem.


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