[Dnsmasq-discuss] Noob question

Trey Sis treysis at gmx.net
Mon Aug 30 23:15:54 UTC 2021


I think he meant dropping the DNS request.

On 8/31/2021 0:39, wkitty42 at gmail.com wrote:
> On 8/30/21 6:00 PM, rrandom via Dnsmasq-discuss wrote:
>> Thank you. Btw why dnsmasq redirects that connections but doesn't
>> just drop
>> them? Honestly, I don't know much about networking but simple
>> dropping seems
>> like easier for resources.
> dropping connections is outside of dnsmasq's purview... dnsmasq only
> handles looking up hosts and IPs in the dns (internet phone book) and
> issuing IPs if acting as a DHCP server... you would not expect the
> telephone operator to just hang up on you if you were trying to call a
> blocked number, would you? ;)
>



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