[mythtv-users] Wots happening

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Thu Mar 25 21:22:24 UTC 2021

James <jam at tigger.ws> wrote:

>>> What I found most interesting was that as soon as internet service resumed all returned to normal.
>>> My local network has DNS and DHCP server. I just queried lest we tried to access http://somewhere.strange
>> What's doing your DNS, where is .home defined ?
>> I've seen some routers do "interesting"* stuff when the internet is down - basically intercepting everything and directing you to a router page to tell you the internet is down with a big button to click to "re-connect".
>> * The usual phrase I use for these brain dead ideas is not suitable for a family friendly environment !
> To answer an earlier question: no https is involved in ANY of my stuff.
> I use dnsmasq for dns, which is where all my .home stuff is
> I use Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server because dnsmasq does it wrong. (Does not say the right things for most clients to get the dns server - linux clients do not get the 'correct'' dns server, mac clients DO ??
> 'Twas easier to use the distro (suse) package than to go spelunking with wireshark)

Hmm, that's odd.
I've never used dnsmasq. The only thing I can think of that would cause your problems would be if dnsmasq didn't work properly if it couldn't talk to the root servers. But given .home is (sort of) reserved (RFC 6762) and has not root level entries, I can't see why that might be.

So short answer "I dunno" !


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