[Dnsmasq-discuss] Dnsmasq replying with refuse without forwarding request to upstream server.

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Thu Jul 22 21:23:03 UTC 2021

Two possible  reasons: 1) resource exhaustion - the limit on the number
of "in-flight" queries has been reached. 2) Network errors sending the
query upstream. As a start of debugging, I'd try without the @eth0
interface specifier.


On 22/07/2021 18:21, sunil rathod wrote:
> Hi All, 
> Any thoughts why dnsmasq is replying with REFUSE response without
> forwarding the query to upstream server?  Nslookup always fails with
> refuse response from the external client. I have the upstream server
> configured on conf file as
> server= at eth0
> Regards, 
> Sunil
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