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DNSMASQ tips for the edge


I previously published a video about rock solid DNS. These are tips to leverage DNSMASQ of the an SD-WAN edge. Most of these settings are applied in the custom settings of DNSMASQ.

Add this to up the cache size from the default of 150:


To query DNSMASQ stats use this (where is the DNSMASQ instance):

   dig @ +short chaos txt cachesize.bin
   dig @ +short chaos txt hits.bind
   dig @ +short chaos txt misses.bindd

To throw the spanner in the works for any private DNS usage (an example is android):


# custom file contents

To disable netflix or any domain:


To block ads, ransomware and other riffraf download this:


Ronald works connecting Internet inhabiting things at Fusion Broadband.


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