[Dnsmasq-discuss] feature requests...

Paul Chambers bod at bod.org
Sun Apr 1 07:03:11 BST 2007

One of the things I value about dnsmasq is that its simplicity,
performance and small footprint. While dnsmasq could be extended handle
the complex situation you've described, I worry that some of those
desirable qualities would be eroded in making it do so.

Have you already evaluateed and rejected alternative approaches? I think
I'd learn something from hearing your comparison, if you're prepared to
share it?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carlos Carvalho
> Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 8:05 AM
> To: dnsmasq discussion list
> Subject: [Dnsmasq-discuss] feature requests...
> Since it seems Simon is including new features I'll ask for 
> my two pet ones :-)
> I'd like to be able to specify separate interface lists for 
> dns and dhcp services. I have tens of subnets where I don't 
> need dns, just dhcp, and I'd like to not have a dns server
> in them.
> The second feature is the possibility of specifying a 
> different hosts file for each subnet. With a single file all 
> names in all subnets are available to each machine, which is 
> generating noise even though traffic is blocked. This could 
> be avoided if it were possible to tell dnsmasq only the hosts 
> allowed in each subnet.

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