[Dnsmasq-discuss] Re: RFC: Split up the default configuration file
alex.kiernan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 17:02:45 BST 2008
On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:01 PM, Will Parsons <oudeis at nodomain.invalid> wrote:
> 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,
> 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.
Couldn't agree more. Arbitrary splits just make figuring out where
something goes a nightmare. Similarly documentation which is split
into numerous pieces makes it hell on earth to try and find the thing
you wanted (e.g. ISC DHCP).
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