DNSmasq frequentlyt needs to be cycled



  • I recently installed a pfsense box with the intention of doing dual wan. Unfortunatly I had so many issues I had to back down to single wan for the time being. Even after going down to single wan and ensuring my upstream dns is set correctly I am experiencing many timeouts. All of the sudden all the pcs will start timing out on their requests. Cycling dnsmasq seems to temporarily resolve the issue. Has anyone else experienced these issues? Any idea where I should be looking for a resolution?

    Thanks



  • Have not seen this before.  It would be nice to know how to duplicate it.

    Sounds like one of your clients is breaking DNSMasq.  Not sure how that would be possible as we have not heard of this prior.

    You can also turn off the DNS Forwarder in System -> General -> Allow DNS server list to be overridden by DHCP/PPP on WAN.  After checking/unchecking that value you'll want to fill in the DNS Servers above it.



  • I've been having a similar problem recently that seems to be getting worse. Sometimes DNS resolution for a domain will simply stop working. I have to cycle dnsmasq and it works again. I'm going to try and hardcode the dns servers as nianderson suggested and see if that works.

    @nianderson:

    I recently installed a pfsense box with the intention of doing dual wan. Unfortunatly I had so many issues I had to back down to single wan for the time being. Even after going down to single wan and ensuring my upstream dns is set correctly I am experiencing many timeouts. All of the sudden all the pcs will start timing out on their requests. Cycling dnsmasq seems to temporarily resolve the issue. Has anyone else experienced these issues? Any idea where I should be looking for a resolution?

    Thanks


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