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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Wed Sep 29 09:31:44 UTC 2021

On Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 11:59:09PM +0100, Simon Kelley wrote:
> 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.
Yes, the interactions of systemd and dnsmasq are what I'm interested
in.  I guess the right place to ask (in my [x]ubuntu case is one of
the Ubuntu support lists.  I'll try there.

Chris Green

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