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Feature #790

Advanced options for dnsclient (resolv.conf)

Added by Mike Stupalov about 9 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Operating System
Target version:
Start date:
08/03/2010
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Description

Possibility to add additional options in resolv.conf:
  • timeout:n (default 5)
  • attempts:n (default 2)
  • maybe other (see man resolv.conf)

Example:

options timeout:1 attempts:1

History

#1 Updated by Jim Pingle about 9 years ago

  • Target version set to Future

Is this intended for clients or for the firewall itself?

Clients using the DNS forwarder wouldn't hit any of these options, and dnsmasq queries all configured servers at the same time and uses the fastest response, so the timeout values aren't quite as relevant.

#2 Updated by Matthew Hines 7 months ago

Mike Stupalov wrote:

Possibility to add additional options in resolv.conf:
  • timeout:n (default 5)
  • attempts:n (default 2)
  • maybe other (see man resolv.conf)

Example:
[...]

Over eight years ago? Persistent additions to "resolv.conf" is a fairly essential feature. Moreover, these exact options seem necessary to reduce 30second WebGUI timeout when WAN connectivity is not available. Reducing that timeout would be extremely helpful for building simulated networks with VirtualMachines running PFSense!

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