[Dnsmasq-discuss] Announce: dnsmasq-2.23rc1
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Aug 2 20:22:42 BST 2005
Release candidate 1 of dnsmasq version 2.23 is no available at
I'd appreciate it of members of the list could test it out and let me
know of any problems.
The Changelog entry for 2.23 looks like this.
Added a check to ensure that there cannot be more than one
dhcp-host option for any one IP address, even if the
addresses are assigned indirectly via a hostname and
Include a "server identifier" in DHCPNAK replies, as
required by RFC2131.
Added method support for DBus
This is a superior way to re-configure dnsmasq on-the-fly
with different upstream nameservers, as the host moves
between networks. DBus support must be enabled in
src/config.h and should be considered experimental at this
point. See DBus-interface for the specification of the
DBus method calls supported.
Added information to the FAQ about setting the DNS domain
in windows XP and Mac OS X, thanks to Rick Hull.
Added sanity check to resolv.conf polling code to cope
with backwards-moving clocks. Thanks to Leonardo Canducci
for help with this.
Handle so-called "A-for-A" queries, which are queries for
the address associated with a name which is already a
dotted-quad address. These should be handled by the
resolver code, but sometimes aren't and there's no point
in forwarding them.
Added "no-dhcp-interface" option to disable DHCP service
on an interface, whilst still providing DNS.
Fix format-string problem - config file names get passed
to fprintf as a format string, so % characters could cause
crashes. Thanks to Rob Holland for sleuthing that one.
Fixed multiple compiler warnings under Mac OS X. Thanks to
Tim Cutts for the report.
Send the hostname option on DHCP offer messages as well as
DHCP ack messages. This is required by the Rio Digital
Audio Receiver. Thanks to Ron Frederick for the patch.
Add 'd' (for day) as a possible time multiplier in lease
time specifications. Thanks to Michael Deegan.
Make quoting suppress recognition of IP addresses, so
dhcp-option=66,18.104.22.168 now means something different to
dhcp-option=66,"22.214.171.124", which sets the option to a
string value. Thanks to Brian Macauley for the bug report.
Fixed the option parsing code to avoid segfaults from some
invalid configurations. Thanks to Wookey for spotting that
Provide information about which compile-time options were
selected, both in the log at startup and as part of the
output from dnsmasq --version. Thanks to Dirk Schenkewitz
for the suggestion.
Fix pathalogical behaviour when a broken client keeps
sending DHCPDISCOVER messages repeatedly and fast. Because
dealing with each of these takes a few seconds, (because
of the ping) then a queue of DHCP packets could build up.
Now, the results of a ping test are assumed to be valid for
30 seconds, so repeated waits are not required. Thanks to
Luca Landi for finding this.
Allow DHCPINFORM requests without hardware address
information. These are generated by some browsers, looking
for proxy information. Thanks to Stanley Jaddoe for the
bug report on that.
Add support of the "client FQDN" DHCP option. If present,
this is used to allow the client to tell dnsmasq its name,
in preference to (mis)using the hostname option. See
for details of the draft spec.
Added startup scripts for MacOS X Tiger/Panther to the
contrib collection. Thanks to Tim Cutts.
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