[Dnsmasq-discuss] Announce: dnsmasq-2.69rc1
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Sat Mar 22 20:03:44 UTC 2014
It's time to start the release process for 2.69
The big new for this release is DNSSEC validation. I've made a first
release-candidate, available at
Please run it if you can, and report any problems. If you can configure
DNSSEC and test that, all the better. CHANGELOG attached below.
Implement dynamic interface discovery on *BSD. This allows
the contructor: syntax to be used in dhcp-range for DHCPv6
on the BSD platform. Thanks to Matthias Andree for
valuable research on how to implement this.
Fix infinite loop associated with some --bogus-nxdomain
configs. Thanks fogobogo for the bug report.
Fix missing RA RDNS option with configuration like
--dhcp-option=option6:23,[::] Thanks to Tsachi Kimeldorfer
for spotting the problem.
Add [fd00::] and [fe80::] as special addresses in DHCPv6
options, analogous to [::]. [fd00::] is replaced with the
actual ULA of the interface on the machine running
dnsmasq, [fe80::] with the link-local address.
Thanks to Tsachi Kimeldorfer for championing this.
DNSSEC validation and caching. Dnsmasq needs to be
compiled with this enabled, with
make dnsmasq COPTS=-DHAVE_DNSSEC
this add dependencies on the nettle crypto library and the
gmp maths library. It's possible to have these linked
make dnsmasq COPTS='-DHAVE_DNSSEC -DHAVE_DNSSEC_STATIC'
which bloats the dnsmasq binary to over a megabyte, but
saves the size of the shared libraries which are five
times that size.
To enable, DNSSEC, you will need a set of
trust-anchors. Now that the TLDs are signed, this can be
the keys for the root zone, and for convenience they are
included in trust-anchors.conf in the dnsmasq
distribution. You should of course check that these are
legitimate and up-to-date. So, adding
to your config is all thats needed to get things
working. The upstream nameservers have to be DNSSEC-capable
too, of course. Many ISP nameservers aren't, but the
Google public nameservers (184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11) are.
When DNSSEC is configured, dnsmasq validates any queries
for domains which are signed. Query results which are
bogus are replaced with SERVFAIL replies, and results
which are correctly signed have the AD bit set. In
addition, and just as importantly, dnsmasq supplies
correct DNSSEC information to clients which are doing
their own validation, and caches DNSKEY, DS and RRSIG
records, which significantly improve the performance of
downstream validators. Setting --log-queries will show
DNSSEC in action.
The development of DNSSEC in dnsmasq was started by
Giovanni Bajo, to whom huge thanks are owed. It has been
supported by Comcast, whose techfund grant has allowed for
an invaluable period of full-time work to get it to
a workable state.
Add --rev-server. Thanks to Dave Taht for suggesting this.
Add --servers-file. Allows dynamic update of upstream
servers full access to configuration.
Add --local-service. Accept DNS queries only from hosts
whose address is on a local subnet, ie a subnet for which
an interface exists on the server. This option
only has effect if there are no --interface --except-
interface, --listen-address or --auth-server options. It is
intended to be set as a default on installation, to allow
unconfigured installations to be useful but also safe from
being used for DNS amplification attacks.
Fix crashes in cache_get_cname_target() when dangling CNAMEs
encountered. Thanks to Andy and the rt-n56u project for
find this and helping to chase it down.
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