[Dnsmasq-discuss] Announce: dnsmasq-2.60.
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Mar 5 21:06:05 GMT 2012
I'm pleased to announce the final release of dnsmasq-2.60. Many thanks
to all who have contributed to this significant milestone.
Download it from
The final changelog is included below.
Fix compilation problem in Mac OS X Lion. Thanks to Olaf
Flebbe for the patch.
Fix DHCP when using --listen-address with an IP address
which is not the primary address of an interface.
Add --dhcp-client-update option.
Add Lua integration. Dnsmasq can now execute a DHCP
lease-change script written in Lua. This needs to be
enabled at compile time by setting HAVE_LUASCRIPT in
src/config.h or running "make COPTS=-DHAVE_LUASCRIPT"
Thanks to Jan-Piet Mens for the idea and proof-of-concept
Tidied src/config.h to distinguish between
platform-dependent compile-time options which are selected
automatically, and builder-selectable compile time
options. Document the latter better, and describe how to
set them from the make command line.
Tidied up IPPROTO_IP/SOL_IP (and IPv6 equivalent)
confusion. IPPROTO_IP works everywhere now.
Set TOS on DHCP sockets, this improves things on busy
wireless networks. Thanks to Dave Taht for the patch.
Determine VERSION automatically based on git magic:
release tags or hash values.
Improve start-up speed when reading large hosts files
containing many distinct addresses.
Fix problem if dnsmasq is started without the stdin,
stdout and stderr file descriptors open. This can manifest
itself as 100% CPU use. Thanks to Chris Moore for finding
Fix shell-scripting bug in bld/pkg-wrapper. Thanks to
Mark Mitchell for the patch.
Allow the TFP server or boot server in --pxe-service, to
be a domain name instead of an IP address. This allows for
round-robin to multiple servers, in the same way as
--dhcp-boot. A good suggestion from Cristiano Cumer.
Support BUILDDIR variable in the Makefile. Allows builds
for multiple archs from the same source tree with eg.
make BUILDDIR=linux (relative to dnsmasq tree)
make BUILDDIR=/tmp/openbsd (absolute path)
If BUILDDIR is not set, compilation happens in the src
directory, as before. Suggestion from Mark Mitchell.
Support DHCPv6. Support is there for the sort of things
the existing v4 server does, including tags, options,
static addresses and relay support. Missing is prefix
delegation, which is probably not required in the dnsmasq
niche, and an easy way to accept prefix delegations from
an upstream DHCPv6 server, which is. Future plans include
support for DHCPv6 router option and MAC address option
(to make selecting clients by MAC address work like IPv4).
These will be added as the standards mature.
This code has been tested, but this is the first release,
so don't bet the farm on it just yet. Many thanks to all
testers who have got it this far.
Support IPv6 router advertisements. This is a
simple-minded implementation, aimed at providing the
vestigial RA needed to go alongside IPv6. Is picks up
configuration from the DHCPv6 conf, and should just need
enabling with --enable-ra.
Fix long-standing wrinkle with --localise-queries that
could result in wrong answers when DNS packets arrive
via an interface other than the expected one. Thanks to
Lorenzo Milesi and John Hanks for spotting this one.
Update French translation. Thanks to Gildas Le Nadan.
Update Polish translation. Thanks to Jan Psota.
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