[OLSR-users] DNSMasq and Nameservice plugin
Wed Jul 12 13:12:35 CEST 2006
Just wondering - is anyone actively using the nameservice plugin in
conjunction with dnsmasq?
As you probably know, dnsmasq can serve hosts files via it's DNS server.
But dnsmasq doesn't automatically poll /etc/hosts - it must receive a SIGHUP
signal to re-read it.
The nameservice plugin re-writes /etc/hosts (or other specified output file)
whenever it receives new information.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to keep dnsmasq updated
whenever /etc/hosts changes, that preferably avoids a race condition?
My only idea is to set up a cron job to send a SIGHUP to dnsmasq at regular
intervals. It'd be nice to have something that is a bit more intelligent.
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