[Dnsmasq-discuss] feature: dictionary order import of addn-hosts dirs?

john doe johndoe65534 at mail.com
Thu Aug 12 17:30:59 UTC 2021

On 8/12/2021 5:04 PM, Simon Kelley wrote:
> On 11/08/2021 00:25, Ed W wrote:
>> On 10/08/2021 23:12, Simon Kelley wrote:
>>> On 08/08/2021 14:02, Ed W wrote:
>>>> On 19/07/2021 18:52, Ed W wrote:


> --dhcp-hostsdir --dhcp-optsdir and --hostsdir work in much the same way
> as when the first three options are given a directory; the files are
> read at start-up and when SIGHUP is received. BUT any file which is
> modified or created gets read asynchronously, without needing SIGHUP to
> be sent. Note that the old data from the files is not discarded when
> this is done: if a file gets modified, then it gets re-read but data
> from the previous version of the file is not deleted. This means that

Why is deleting not happening when the file is reread?

> this facility is useful for adding hosts to the configuration without
> the upheaval of a full SIGHUP re-read. Anytime you want to delete stuff,
> SIGHUP is still needed.

In other words, what is the reasoning behind requiring SIGHUP to delete

John Doe

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