Hello all, I have Microsoft DNS and DHCP running on a Windows 2012 R2 server. The processor is a 4 core 4 thread i5-4440 running at 3.1GHz with 16GB of memory. I am in the process of retiring this server and moving everything over to a QNAP NAS which runs Linux. The NAS is running a 4 core 8 thread i7-7700 running at 3.6GHz with 40GB of memory. The Linux NAS is faster and has more threads and memory. I have installed dnsmasq on the NAS and DNS and DHCP are working. However during testing I ran into a strange issue.
Running an nslookup on the NAS using the DNS on the NAS takes a lot longer than it does using the DNS running on the 2012 server. Using Microsoft DNS server [~] # time nslookup www.microsoft.com 192.168.22.200 Server: 192.168.22.200 Address 1: 192.168.22.200 djmfs1.djmuller.com Name: www.microsoft.com Address 1: 188.8.131.52 a172-229-210-230.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com Address 2: 2001:428:4404:18f::356e Address 3: 2001:428:4404:192::356e real 0m0.103s user 0m0.001s sys 0m0.000s Using dnsmasq [~] # time nslookup www.microsoft.com 192.168.22.220 Server: 192.168.22.220 Address 1: 192.168.22.220 DJMFS2 Name: www.microsoft.com Address 1: 184.108.40.206 a172-229-210-230.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com Address 2: 2001:428:4404:192::356e Address 3: 2001:428:4404:18f::356e real 0m40.057s user 0m0.000s sys 0m0.001s As you can see dnsmasq took a lot longer. Both DNS servers are set up to forward requests to my router (192.168.22.252) which then forwards them on the my ISP DNS servers. The router is NOT running a DNS server. Some queries run faster on the NAS. Others, like www.micorsoft.com run slower. Here is my dnsmasq setup. Main dnsmasq config file user=xxxxx group=yyyyyyy log-facility=/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/UserData/Logs/DNSMasq/dnsmasq.log log-async=25 bind-dynamic conf-file=/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/UserData/Configs/DNSMasq/dnsmasq-dns.conf # DNS configuration information conf-file=/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/UserData/Configs/DNSMasq/dnsmasq-dhcp.conf # DHCP configuration information dnsmasq-dns.conf file domain-needed domain=djmuller.com no-hosts addn-hosts=/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/UserData/Configs/DNSMasq/dnsmasq-hosts.conf expand-hosts #log-queries local-service bogus-priv filterwin2k resolv-file=/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/UserData/Configs/DNSMasq/dnsmasq-resolv.conf stop-dns-rebind rebind-localhost-ok no-poll clear-on-reload domain-needed mx-host=djmuller.com,djmuller.com,50 mx-target=mail.djmuller.com cache-size=1000 conf-file=/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/UserData/Configs/DNSMasq/dnsmasq-adservers.conf # List of servers that will return no-domain rebind-domain-ok=/plex.direct/ Is there a setting that needs to be changed/added/removed? What additional information do you need? Thanks Don
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