[Dnsmasq-discuss] Announce: dnsmasq 2.39
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Sun Apr 29 20:20:37 BST 2007
Dnsmasq 2.39 is now available at
Changelog from last version:
Apply patch from Mike Baker/OpenWRT to ensure that names
like "localhost." in /etc/hosts with trailing period
are treated as fully-qualified.
Tolerate and ignore spaces around commas in the
configuration file in all circumstances. Note that this
may change the meaning of a few existing config files, for
would have a leading space in the string before, and now
will not. To get the old behaviour back, use quotes:
/a is no longer a valid escape in quoted strings.
Added symbolic DHCP option names. Instead of
dhcp-option = 3, 184.108.40.206
it is now possible to do
dhcp-option = option:router, 220.127.116.11
To see the list of known DHCP options, use the
command "dnsmasq --help dhcp"
Thanks to Luigi Rizzo for a patch and good work on this.
Overhauled the log code so that logging can be asynchronous;
dnsmasq then no longer blocks waiting for the syslog()
library call. This is important on systems where syslog
is being used to log over the network (and therefore doing
DNS lookups) and syslog is using dnsmasq as its DNS
server. Having dnsmasq block awaiting syslog under
such circumstances can lead to syslog and dnsmasq
deadlocking. The new behaviour is enabled with a new
--log-async flag, which can also be used to tune the
queue length. Paul Chambers found and diagnosed
this trap for the unwary. He also did much testing of
the solution along with Carlos Carvalho.
--log-facility can now take a file-name instead of a
facility name. When this is done, dnsmasq logs to the
file and not via syslog. (Failures early in startup,
whilst reading configuration, will still go to syslog,
and syslog is used as a log-of-last-resort if the file
cannot be written.)
Added --log-dhcp flag. Suggestion from Carlos Carvalho.
Made BINDIR, MANDIR and LOCALEDIR independently
over-rideable in the makefile. Suggestion from Thomas
Added 127.0.0.0/8 and 169.254.0.0/16 to the address
ranges affected by --bogus-priv. Thanks to Paul
Chambers for the patch.
Fixed failure of TFTP server with --listen-address. Thanks
to William Dinkel for the bug report.
Added --dhcp-circuitid and --dhcp-remoteid for RFC3046
relay agent data matching.
Added --dhcp-subscrid for RFC3993 subscriber-id relay
agent data matching.
Correctly garbage-collect connections when upstream
servers go away as a result of DBus transactions.
Allow absolute paths for TFTP transfers even when
--tftp-root is set, as long as the path matches the root,
so /var/ftp/myfile is OK with tftp-root=/var/ftp.
Thanks for Thomas Mizzi for the patch.
Updated Spanish translation - thanks to Chris Chatham.
Updated French translation - thanks to Gildas Le Nadan.
Added to example conf file example of routing PTR queries
for a subnet to a different nameserver. Suggestion from
Added --interface-name option. This provides a facility
to add a domain name with a dynamic IP address taken from
the address of a local network interface. Useful for
networks with dynamic IPs.
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