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[leafnode-list] Re: leafnode and djbdns

Matthias Andree <ma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

MA> Morten Bo Johansen <mojo@xxxxxxxx> writes:

>> I wondered if anyone on the list is using this combination?

MA> Yes, but my dnscache is complemented by tinydns for providing local
MA> DNS (internal use, for my LAN only).

>> Yesterday I set up a local DNS cache with djbdns as per the
>> instructions in http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/faq/cache.html and it
>> worked fine. However when I contact the leafnode server on the
>> localhost (through Mutt) it pauses for about 5-10 seconds as if
>> the dnscache program is trying to intercept the operation.

MA> dnscache is not intercepting anything. Check the logs, dnscache has its
MA> own logs -- try this in a separate console/xterm/shell:

MA> tail -f /service/dnscache/log/main/current | tai64nlocal

MA> Check your /etc/syslog.conf to figure where your daemon logs and news
MA> logs go. Mind the time stamps in the log.

MA> Presumably dnscache cannot resolve the name of your client and this
MA> process is slow. Try putting your local clients either into tinydns or,
MA> easier, into /etc/hosts and giving /etc/hosts precedence over
MA> DNS. (/etc/nsswitch.conf: "hosts: files dns")

I had that already and I could also dig both localhost and
"gatsby" the name of my machine.

>> Dnscache is using localhost as the nameserver but so does pdnsd
>> (another DNS cache) and I did not have any delays with pdnsd.
>> Both are running on port 53 if that matters.

MA> You cannot run two dns listeners (pdnsd and dnscache) on the same IP at
MA> the same time. You can however redirect certain domains from dnscache to
MA> a certain different IP. I am redirecting domain.example.net and
MA> 0.168.192.in-addr.arpa.

I wasn't running them at the same time ;) and with pdnsd there
was no delay, therefore I wondered. But I will check up on your
other suggestions. Thanks.



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