[Dnsmasq-discuss] Is there a way to run dnsmasq in safe mode (no-fail)?

Cyberfusion wedwards at cyberfusion.nl
Sun May 23 16:08:04 UTC 2021

Maybe it’s better to always validate the config before you restart dnsmasq. Such ‘failsafe’ config options tend to be used ‘just in case’, leading to silent failure when a config error does occur. TFTP probably has such a limited feature set that faulty functioning can be easily detected by the user. I don’t think that’s true for e.g. DHCP.

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> Op 23 mei 2021 om 12:09 heeft Ercolino De Spiacico <bellocarico at hotmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> I have recently been locked out of my remote router(s) because I made a typo on the dnsmasq config (e.g. as a syntax of dhcp-host, or similar), this resulted in dnsmasq unable to (re)start and exiting with a configuration parsing error something. My mistake indeed but... does it really have to crash the whole dnsmasq?
> I know that the internal dnsmasq's tftp server supports already a safe mode to run via the tftp-no-fail
> So could the whole dnsmasq have a no-fail feature e.g. just log+ignore the part of config not understood?
> Thanks
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