On 17/05/2020 11:28, Kevin 'ldir' Darbyshire-Bryant wrote: > The man page sayeth: > (http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/docs/dnsmasq-man.html) > > --hostsdir=<path> > Read all the hosts files contained in the directory. New or changed files are > read automatically. See --dhcp-hostsdir for details. > > --dhcp-hostsdir=<path> > This is equivalent to --dhcp-hostsfile, except for the following. The path > MUST be a directory, and not an individual file. Changed or new files within > the directory are read automatically, without the need to send SIGHUP. If a > file is deleted or changed after it has been read by dnsmasq, then the host > record it contained will remain until dnsmasq receives a SIGHUP, or is > restarted; ie host records are only added dynamically. > > > To re-iterate: > > Host entries from dynamically read files will remain in dnsmasq’s memory if > removed from those file/s unless dnsmasq is persuaded to forget them, either > by SIGHUP or a complete restart. > > Personally I would find it a welcome option if dnsmasq could also dynamically > forget entries. I suspect it is not as simple as it sounds otherwise it > would have been implemented.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Wot he said. Deleting such entries individually is difficult, the only easy way is a complete cache-empty, and reload everything. Simon. > _______________________________________________ > Dnsmasq-discuss mailing list > Dnsmasqemail@example.com > http://lists.thekelleys.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/dnsmasq-discuss > _______________________________________________ Dnsmasq-discuss mailing list Dnsmasqfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.thekelleys.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/dnsmasq-discuss