[Dnsmasq-discuss] How to Add max-ttl in DNSMASQ

OMair Siddiquii omairsiddiqui55 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 13 15:40:45 UTC 2021

This is the max-ttl that I have configured manually in the config file.
when I tried to ran a command with -T --max-ttl it didn't work.

]# sed -e '56!d' /etc/dnsmasq.conf

OS im using is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.10 (Santiago)

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Please report what is on line 56.

Following command would print just that:

sed -e '56!d' /etc/dnsmasq.conf

I doubt that is about max-ttl option. Are you still using RHEL6 (or derivate) for some reason? I thought every option is supported in more recent versions. I would like to know what option were supported in the old but is not in current version. Please Share.


On 10/11/21 19:41, OMair Siddiquii wrote:

  1.  I stopped DNSMASQ service.
  2.  I ran "dnsmasq --max-ttl=30"
  3.  Got this error "dnsmasq: bad command line options: try --help"
  4.  Tried to manually add max-ttl=<time> in dnsmasq.conf
  5.  Got this error "Starting dnsmasq:
dnsmasq: bad option at line 56 of /etc/dnsmasq.conf [FAILED]"

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On 11.10.21 16:01, OMair Siddiquii wrote:
>Even after upgrading to version 2.85 it didn't work.

what exactly does "didn't work" mean?
does dnsmasq still refuse to start?
do you have any error message?
did you try to stop it before starting?

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