[OLSR-users] DNSMasq and Nameservice plugin

Cedric Krier (spam-protected)
Wed Jul 12 13:29:16 CEST 2006

On 12/07/06 21:12 +1000, Dan Flett wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Dan

I have the same issue and didn't find any other solution than "killall -HUP
dnsmasq" in cron, but it works pretty well.

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