[Dnsmasq-discuss] duplicate CNAME at line 31 of /etc/dnsmasq.conf
Kurt H Maier
khm at sciops.net
Mon Sep 9 01:18:52 BST 2019
On Sun, Sep 08, 2019 at 06:36:37PM -0500, Gordon Shawn wrote:
> which are indeed duplicates or conflicts, dnsmasq reports duplicate error
> correctly, I still prefer it pick up one and issue a warning, instead of
> shutting down itself though.
Writing software that ignores explicit configuration directives is a
great way to wind up with undebuggable software. In a conflict, which
one wins? In the case of duplicates, what else in the configuration is
unreliable and/or unintentional?
It's much safer to exit. If you're concerned about outages, use --test
before you make changes to the production service.
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