[Dnsmasq-discuss] What actually happens when dnsmasq is installed on a system running systemd (with systemd-resolved)?

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Sep 28 22:59:09 UTC 2021

On 28/09/2021 20:28, Chris Green wrote:
> I run xubuntu version 21.04 on several systems.  Thus the default DNS
> cache and configuring of /etc/resolv.conf is done by systemd and its
> minions.
> Does anyone here know what happens if/when I install dnsmasq?  Is the
> installation process clever enough to reconfigure and/or turn off the
> right things in systemd so that dnsmasq gets to do local DNS cacheing
> and so on?

That's not a simple question to answer. It depends on the distro
packages for dnsmasq, systemd and possibly others.

Systemd has a daemon called systemd-resolved which has much the same
functionality ad the DNS part of dnsmasq.


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