My router configuration makes a lot of PTR requests, which makes the query log nearly useless for blocking/unblocking domains as needed. I don't want to block the PTR requests. Blocking PTR requests made my routers behave badly. I just want them to stop showing in the query log.
A billion useless PTR records that I don't want to see int the query log.
March 2, 2023, 10:38pm
What is the nature of the PTR's and why are there a billion of them?
Are the queries not being answered?
Please provide some examples from either your query log (via a screen capture which you can post directly in your reply), or via text from the dnsmasq log at
It's Velops. They spam PTR between the parent and the children. It is this issue:
Linksys Velop is a mesh wifi system made up of nodes that work together to provide network coverage, parental controls and so on. It has various modes of operation, but a common one for home users is where it is added to an existing network and picks up its networking from an existing router via DHCP.
One of its functions is to find and identify devices on the network so they can be presented in the Velop app. Each node makes tens to hundreds of PTR requests every minute to the network's …
They aren't the problem, but I don't want to see them since they are just noise. Just wondering is there is a way to tell the query log to not show PTR requests.
You could consider filtering them from some dashboard lists via
Settings | API, but they would still be logged.
But maybe there is a way to influence the frequency of those PTR lookups.
Could you manually run such a reverse lookup and share the ouput?
dig -x <IP>
March 28, 2023, 8:00am
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