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October 27 2011
One issue that has been annoying me is DNS timeouts wating to get a
PTR ("reverse DNS lookup") answer when there isn't one (such as when
the system is not on the net, etc.). Since I need my system to be
just as responsive to do the software development I'm doing for my day
job when the system is not online, I needed to resolve the slow DNS
So, I hacked together a special version of Deadwood which will instantly
reject any PTR queries...this is currently hard-coded in to the program,
but hopefully I will have time to add a reject_ptr parameter
early next month sometime.
I also need to improve reject_aaaa so Deadwood instantly gives out
the answer, instead of waiting for a reply from upstream (I have already
written most of this code when I did today's hack to Deadwood).
It can be downloaded here:
I plan to work on MaraDNS/Deadwood without sponsorship again
one day next month, before the 15th; if I get some sponsorship, I will
work on MaraDNS again sooner.
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