Where can i set the max dns cache size?
We specifically disabled the limit of only 10.000 that is present in standard
You can set the value e.g. in
Don’t forget to restart
pihole-FTL after changing this line.
I don’t find this to be true in the latest release. Any value above the default 10000 causes dnsmasq to fail in starting.
I see this statement also in the DNS section of the new documentation page.
States the forked dnsmasq no longer has this limit. Is this not the case for pihole on Debian?
As described on the documentation you have linked, we’re not using
dnsmasq ans longer. It has been replaces by
pihole-FTL which does now include a DNS server (based on
dnsmasq)! So, please don’t start
dnsmasq at all, but only use
Apologies. I will get right to it then.
Modifying /etc/dnsmasq.d/01-pihole.conf with a cache-size other than 10000 causes pihole FTL to no longer start, is this expected?
Modify cache-size to 100000, save.
Webui continues to show “lost connection to FTL”
Did you really modify or did you add the setting? It is possible that this setting is already set in another file in
/etc/dnsmasq.d or maybe even
/etc/dnsmasq.conf. As multiple occurrences of such a setting are not meaningful, this will cause a hard fail of the
pihole-FTL (this was also the case with
dnsmasq). This error should also be logged to
Yep, I surely did # out the existing entry in /etc/dnsmasq.d/01-pihole.conf and added my own entry of:
But not before making a backup of the existing 01-pihole.conf file to 01-pihole.conf.ORIG
I checked /etc/dnsmasq.conf, and seemed all entries in this file were already # out. Please note, this is a vanilla installation on a debian 9 stretch vm using the latest dev branch as of yesterday evening. This was my ONLY manual edit.
There we go. The ending is not something that needs to be
.conf. Please either remove this
.ORIG file or move it our of this folder (e.g., into your home directory).
Thanks buddy! As I was typing it this morning I was thinking to myself, surely it’s looking for .conf, but… could it be that it’s reading both files… Thanks @DL6ER will test again tonight.
Worked fine, thanks.