[Dnsmasq-discuss] Noob question

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Tue Aug 31 08:24:05 UTC 2021

On 31.08.21 01:15, Trey Sis wrote:
>I think he meant dropping the DNS request.

dropping the DNS request would result in request retransmission.
returning answer is a better idea, although we can discuss if it's supposed
to be all-zero,  NXDOMAIN, or NODATA (SERVFAIL would result in
retransmission too)

>>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.

>On 8/31/2021 0:39, wkitty42 at gmail.com wrote:
>>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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