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dnsmasq entries crashing router. Only solution -> RESET.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kamatschka, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. kamatschka

    kamatschka Network Guru Member


    I wanted to put 2 DNS entries in dnsmasq webfrontend of tomato 1.28 (beta) ..
    After Saving them the router starts to lag and then the Wifi connection and the LAN Connection gets cut. Turning router off and on does not help anymore. Only solution is that I reset the router and load my previous saved config file..

    Here a pic of my config.


    these DNS Requests are made by my PS3 for checking new Firmware Update. I want to redirect these two DNS requests to the IP in the Picture instead of the official Sony Playstation Update Server.... Only the PS3 needs to be redirected with this DNS queries showed in the pic to the IP adress also showed in the Pic...

    Am I doin it wrong ? Why is dnsmasq crashing the whole Router (WRT54GS v1) ? .. Is there any other solution I can go without installing additional packages..?

    Greetz kama
  2. Dashiell

    Dashiell Network Guru Member

    use this format:


    Naturally, place the url name and then the ip address.
  3. kamatschka

    kamatschka Network Guru Member

    So you mean like this?


    Only swapping the IP and the Adress?
  4. kamatschka

    kamatschka Network Guru Member

    EDIT... Sorry DoublePost
  5. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    No he does mean


    see http://thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/docs/dnsmasq-man.html

    I guess putting incorrect values in causes dnsmasq to fail to start, and due to a crashing problem in about 1.23, Tomato now tries to restart it - this can be disabled
  6. kamatschka

    kamatschka Network Guru Member

    aah okay... thank you... I will give it a try..

    THank you very much !!! Now it is working flawelessly..


    Greets kamatschka
  7. Beast

    Beast Network Guru Member


    Just wondering, why not just enter that dns address on the PS3. BTW that what I do and it works also.
  8. kamatschka

    kamatschka Network Guru Member

    I am entering the DNS (my Router) on the PS3. I just dont want that DNS things can be seen from others (external DNS for the PS3 purpose)..

    You are using an external DNS which is not your own ?
  9. Beast

    Beast Network Guru Member

    I enter the redirect DNS address on the PS3. Under manual settings for DNS. The address i use differs from yours, I have seen a couple of different once on the net. I assume your are doing this to avoid the 3.21 pudate.
  10. kamatschka

    kamatschka Network Guru Member

    Jap. Im doin it to avoid 3.21 Update and I am Using now my own http Server on my WRT54GS which is hosting the txt Files for the no-Updating workaround.. SO no external connection to any server or DNS for this workaround.
  11. Beast

    Beast Network Guru Member

    Hmm sounds good. Can you give me down load link, and a short how to install tips. TIA

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