dnsmasq-base - Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename dnsmasq-base_2.75-1_amd64.deb
Package name dnsmasq-base
Package version 2.75
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category net
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 287.67 KB
Installed size 740.00 KB
This package contains the dnsmasq executable and documentation, but
not the infrastructure required to run it as a system daemon. For
that, install the dnsmasq package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dnsmasq-base_2.75-1ubuntu0.16.04.5_i386.deb 2.75 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
dnsmasq-base_2.75-1ubuntu0.16.04.5_amd64.deb 2.75 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
dnsmasq-base_2.75-1_i386.deb 2.75 i386 Ubuntu Main
dnsmasq-base - - -


Name Value
adduser -
libc6 >= 2.14
libdbus-1-3 >= 1.1.1
libgmp10 -
libhogweed4 -
libidn11 >= 1.13
libnetfilter-conntrack3 -
libnettle6 -


Name Value
dnsmasq << 2.63-1~


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package dnsmasq-base_2.75-1_amd64.deb
Source Package dnsmasq

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dnsmasq-base deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dnsmasq-base




2015-07-15 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream. (LP: #1468611)
2015-07-07 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix behaviour of empty --conf-file (closes: #790341)
2015-06-04 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream. (closes: #786996)
* Tweak field width in cache dump to avoid truncating IPv6
addresses. (closes: #771557)
* Add newline at the end of example config file. (LP: #1416895)
* Make Debian package build reproducible. (closes: #777323)
* Add Requires=network.target to systemd unit.
2015-02-11 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/systemd.service: switch from Type=dbus to Type=forking.
dnsmasq does not depend on dbus, but Type=dbus systemd services cannot
work without it. (Closes: #769486, #776530)
- debian/init: when called with systemd-exec argument, let dnsmasq
go into the background, so Type=forking can detect when it is ready
* Remove line containing only whitespace in debian/contol.
(closes: #777571)
2014-10-02 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.72-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix build in Debian-kFreeBSD. (closes: #763693)
2014-05-20 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.72-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream.
* If dns-root-data package is installed, use it to set the DNSSEC
trust anchor(s). Recommend dns-root-data. (closes: #760460)
* Handle AD bit correctly in replies from cache. (closes: #761654)
2014-05-16 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.71-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream.
* Fix 100% CPU-usage bug when dnsmasq started with cachesize
set to zero. (LP: #1314697)
2014-05-11 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.70-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Write a pid-file, even when being started using systemd, since
other components may wish to signal dnsmasq.
* Enable dnsmasq systemd unit on install. Otherwise dnsmasq does not run on
fresh installations (without administrator handholding) and even worse it
is disabled on systems switching from sysv to systemd. Modify
postinst/postrm exactly as dh_systemd would, add dependency on
init-system-helpers. Closes: #724602
2014-05-04 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.70-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Ensure daemon not stared if dnsmasq package has been removed,
even if dnsmasq-base is still installed. (closes: #746941)
* Tidy cruft in initscript. (closes: #746940)

See Also

Package Description
dnsmasq-utils_2.75-1_amd64.deb Utilities for manipulating DHCP leases
dnstracer_1.9-4_amd64.deb trace DNS queries to the source
dnsutils_9.10.3.dfsg.P4-8_amd64.deb Clients provided with BIND
doc-base_0.10.7_all.deb utilities to manage online documentation
docbook-xml_4.5-7.3_all.deb standard XML documentation system for software and systems
docbook-xsl_1.79.1+dfsg-1_all.deb stylesheets for processing DocBook XML to various output formats
docutils-common_0.12+dfsg-1_all.deb text processing system for reStructuredText - common data
docutils-doc_0.12+dfsg-1_all.deb text processing system for reStructuredText - documentation
dosfstools_3.0.28-2_amd64.deb utilities for making and checking MS-DOS FAT filesystems
dovecot-core_2.2.22-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb secure POP3/IMAP server - core files
dovecot-dev_2.2.22-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb secure POP3/IMAP server - header files
dovecot-imapd_2.2.22-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb secure POP3/IMAP server - IMAP daemon
dovecot-managesieved_2.2.22-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb secure POP3/IMAP server - ManageSieve server
dovecot-pop3d_2.2.22-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb secure POP3/IMAP server - POP3 daemon
dovecot-sieve_2.2.22-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb secure POP3/IMAP server - Sieve filters support