[Freedombox-discuss] dns configuration

James Valleroy jvalleroy at mailbox.org
Fri Nov 28 23:37:26 UTC 2014

> On November 25, 2014 at 8:08 PM Craig Barnes <cjbarnes18 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> I have just realized why dnsmasq hasnt been handling my queries for
> local names, and it's because tor was handling them.
> I think that we should use dnsmasq as the primary service, and set the
> upstream server as the tor dns service on an alternate port,
> selectively use another dns service, or even do our own resolving.
> One thing that does concern me is that is that we are routing dns
> lookups through tor even if we aren't using the tor proxy.
> This will imapact regular traffic as cdn results will be wrong, and
> this isnt going to result in a good user experience for multimedia
> content.

I'm working on some changes [0] to our Tor configuration, which should
avoid the issue you found. I agree it will be better to have Tor DNS on a
different port, so there won't be a conflict with dnsmasq.


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