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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sun Sep 5 08:06:00 UTC 2021


On Sat, Sep 04, 2021 at 09:20:37PM +0100, Simon Kelley wrote:
> 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.
> 
You mean a script invoked by having the --dhcp-script=<path> option
set?  I'm not doing that explicitly  Will it get invoked implicitly
because I have set dhcp-leasefile?

-- 
Chris Green



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