[Dnsmasq-discuss] What's this error in syslog mean?

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Sat Sep 4 20:20:37 UTC 2021


On 04/09/2021 17:14, Chris Green wrote:
> When [re]starting dnsmasq I see the following in syslog:-
> 
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns systemd[1]: dnsmasq.service: Succeeded.
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns systemd[1]: Stopped dnsmasq - A lightweight DHCP and caching DNS server.
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns systemd[1]: Starting dnsmasq - A lightweight DHCP and caching DNS server...
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18982]: dnsmasq: syntax check OK.
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: started, version 2.80 cachesize 150
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: DNS service limited to local subnets
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt DBus i18n IDN DHCP DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP conntrack ipset auth DNSSEC loop-detect inotify dumpfile
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq-dhcp[18991]: DHCP, IP range 192.168.1.80 -- 192.168.1.127, lease time 12h
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: using local addresses only for domain zbmc.eu
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: reading /run/dnsmasq/resolv.conf
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: using local addresses only for domain zbmc.eu
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: ignoring nameserver 192.168.1.2 - local interface
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: using nameserver 1.1.1.1#53
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: using nameserver 212.159.13.49#53
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18991]: read /etc/hosts - 12 addresses
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns dnsmasq[18992]: Too few arguments.
>     Sep  4 17:01:08 dns systemd[1]: Started dnsmasq - A lightweight DHCP and caching DNS server.
>     Sep  4 17:02:17 dns dnsmasq[18991]: read /etc/hosts - 12 addresses
>     Sep  4 17:05:05 dns dnsmasq-dhcp[18991]: DHCPREQUEST(eth0) 192.168.1.95 cc:ab:2c:39:69:2b 
>     Sep  4 17:05:05 dns dnsmasq-dhcp[18991]: DHCPACK(eth0) 192.168.1.95 cc:ab:2c:39:69:2b benYouview
> 
> What does that error from process 18992 mean "Too few arguments."?  Does it indicate
> any sort of problem?
> 

The PID of the process is different, so I'd guess that it's coming from
a dhcp-script invocation.


Simon.




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