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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:

cache-size=2048

To query DNSMASQ stats use this (where 192.168.0.1 is the DNSMASQ instance):

   dig @192.168.0.1 +short chaos txt cachesize.bin
   dig @192.168.0.1 +short chaos txt hits.bind
   dig @192.168.0.1 +short chaos txt misses.bindd

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

addn-hosts=/etc/ipset-blacklist/custom

# custom file contents
192.168.0.1 dns.google
192.168.0.1 dns.google.com
192.168.0.1 one.one.one.one
192.168.0.1 dns9.quad9.net

To disable netflix or any domain:

address=/netflix.com/0.0.0.0
address=/nflxvideo.net.com/0.0.0.0

To block ads, ransomware and other riffraf download this:

addn-hosts=/etc/ipset-blacklist/ultimate

Ronald works connecting Internet inhabiting things at Fusion Broadband.

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