Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and (optionally) DHCP to a small network. It can serve the names of local machines which are not in the global DNS. The DHCP server integrates with the DNS server and allows machines with DHCP-allocated addresses to appear in the DNS with names configured either in each host or in a central configuration file. Dnsmasq supports static and dynamic DHCP leases and BOOTP/TFTP for network booting of diskless machines.
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Release Notes: The main addition in this release is a new mode, --bind-dynamic, which both avoids binding the wildcard IP address and copes with dynamically created network interfaces, thus removing the main limitations of the two existing network modes.
Release Notes: This bugfix release fixes problems with the Router advertisement feature which could result in totally missing advertisements or no response to router solicitations.
Release Notes: This release has a lot of extra work on the DHCPv6 code that debuted in 2.60. Many bugs have been fixed and extra features added. The router advertisement feature is now much more configurable, and there's a mode that allows dnsmasq to make AAAA DNS records for hosts that use SLAAC IPv6 addresses and DHCP IPv4 addresses.
Release Notes: This release adds major new features, Lua scripting, and DHCPv6. The scripting interface has been expanded to allow DHCP scripting in Lua. The Lua interpreter is part of the dnsmasq process and remains resident, giving global variables that are persistent between calls to the script. The DHCP subsystem has been expanded to include support for DHCP for IPv6 addresses, as well as IPv6 Router advertisement.
Release Notes: This release addresses a couple of issues that have surfaced with dnsmasq-2.58, which could cause problems at startup with IPv6 link-local addresses. One is a regression in dnsmasq, and the other stems from a change in the behaviour of bridge interfaces in recent Linux kernels.