Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] Polling of hosts file

2014-03-19 Thread Simon Kelley
On 19/03/14 04:04, Franco Broi wrote: Hi Just wondering why dnsmasq doesn't poll the hosts file for changes like it does for resolv.conf? Polling files is dangerous. You can get race conditions where the update time changes but the file is still in the process of being written. Polling

Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] Polling of hosts file

2014-03-19 Thread Franco Broi
I hear what you say but for me it would be very convenient, I have several dnsmasq servers all reading the same shared hosts file. My currently solution is to run a script from cron that detects a change and sends HUP to dnsmasq. You could have a few simple safeguards, like delaying the update