On 4/14/05, Norman Fianke <norman dot fianke at onlinehome dot de> wrote:
> I'am using the m0n0wall as a small office router on a PPPoE DSL-Line.
> The WAN-Interface connects on demand.
> If the line is disconnected the DNS-Forwarder returns a "request timeout".
> Some seconds later
> it works perfectly.
> Is there any option to avoid the timeout on the first connection attempt ?
This is actually a feature of dnsmasq, the caching software used by m0n0wall.
"Clients which try to do DNS lookups while a modem link to the
internet is down will time out immediately."
It can't be disabled as far as I can tell. For dnsmasq's intended
purpose, that's the desired behavior.