[Dnsmasq-discuss] Re: RFC: Split up the default configuration file

Will Parsons oudeis at nodomain.invalid
Wed Oct 22 23:01:27 BST 2008

Rune Kock wrote:
> I find that dnsmasq's configuration file can be somewhat intimidating
> for newbies.  There are quite a lot of options, but only a few of them
> are really needed for a typical newbie-setup.
> What about splitting the current dnsmasq.conf into 5 files:
> - dnsmasq.conf itself is primarily used to include the other conf-files.
> - dhcp-basic
> - dhcp-adv
> - dns-basic
> - dns-adv
> And then put the options that are typically only used by experts into
> the adv files.
> Obviously, this can only be done for new installations, upgrades must
> keep the existing file.
> If people find that this is a good idea, I could do the split up.
> Others will have to change the packaging for the distributions,
> though.

I found the dnsmasq.conf file perfectly fine when I when I started using
dnsmasq and think I would have found it far more confusing to have multiple
configuration files and had to figure what belongs where.  I'd prefer to
keep things the way they are.


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