dnsmasq - Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename dnsmasq_2.79-1_all.deb
Package name dnsmasq
Package version 2.79
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/net
Homepage http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 15.78 KB
Installed size 72.00 KB
Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure, DNS forwarder and DHCP
server. It is designed to provide DNS and optionally, DHCP, to a
small network. It can serve the names of local machines which are
not in the global DNS. The DHCP server integrates with the DNS
server and allows machines with DHCP-allocated addresses
to appear in the DNS with names configured either in each host or
in a central configuration file. Dnsmasq supports static and dynamic
DHCP leases and BOOTP/TFTP for network booting of diskless machines.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dnsmasq_2.79-1_all.deb 2.79 all Ubuntu Universe
dnsmasq - - -


Name Value
dnsmasq-base -
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
lsb-base >= 3.0-6
netbase -


Name Value
resolvconf << 1.15


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package dnsmasq_2.79-1_all.deb
Source Package dnsmasq

Install Howto

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




2018-02-16 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.79-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream. (closes: #888200)
* Fix trust-anchor regex in init script. (closes: #884347)
* Fix exit code for dhcp_release6 (closes: #833596)
* Add project homepage to control file. (closes: #887764)
* New binary package dnsmasq-base-lua, includes Lua support.
* Remove hardwired shlibs dependency for libnettle 3.3 and
fix code to avoid ABI breakage as long as compiled against
libnettle 3.4 or later. (closes: #891315)
2018-02-08 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.78-3) unstable; urgency=high
* Make failure of pidfile chown a warning. (closes: #889857)
2018-02-06 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.78-2) unstable; urgency=high
* Change ownership of pid file, to keep systemd happy. (closes: #889336)
2017-09-29 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream.
Security fixes for CVE-2017-13704  (closes: #877102)
Security fixes for CVE-2017-14491 - CVE-2017-14496 inclusive.
2017-06-05 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve sed regexp for parsing root.ds.
2017-04-11 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream.
* Don't register as a resolvconf source when config file
includes port=0 to disable DNS.
* Handle gratuitous format change in /usr/share/dns/root.ds
(closes: #858506) (closes: #860064)
* Add lsb-base dependency.
2016-12-14 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.76-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Nail libnettle dependency to avoid ABI incompatibility.
(closes: #846642)
2016-11-26 - Vincent Bernat <bernat@debian.org>
dnsmasq (2.76-4.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add two upstream patches to fix binding to an interface being
destroyed and recreated. Closes: #834722.
+ 2675f2061525bc954be14988d64384b74aa7bf8b
+ 16800ea072dd0cdf14d951c4bb8d2808b3dfe53d
2016-08-30 - Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>
dnsmasq (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTCBFS: Use triplet-prefixed tools. (closes: #836072)
2016-08-13 - Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
dnsmasq (2.76-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump auth zone serial on SIGHUP. (closes: #833733)

See Also

Package Description
dnsproxy_1.16-0.1build2_i386.deb proxy for DNS queries
dnsrecon_0.8.12-1_all.deb Powerful DNS enumeration script
dnss_0.0~git20170810.0.860d2af1-1_i386.deb Daemon for encapsulating DNS over HTTPS
dnssec-trigger_0.13-6build1_i386.deb reconfiguration tool to make DNSSEC work
dnstap-ldns_0.2.0-3_i386.deb Utility that can decode dnstap encoded files
dnstop_20120611-2build2_i386.deb console tool to analyze DNS traffic
dnsvi_1.2_all.deb edit dynamic DNS zones using vi
dnsviz_0.6.6-1_all.deb Tools for analyzing and visualizing DNS and DNSSEC behavior
dnswalk_2.0.2.dfsg.1-1_all.deb Checks dns zone information using nameserver lookups
doc-central_1.8.3_all.deb web-based documentation browser
doc-debian-fr_3.1.3.2_all.deb Debian Manuals, FAQs and other documents in French
doc-debian_6.4_all.deb Debian Project documentation and other documents
doc-linux-fr-html_2013.01-3ubuntu1_all.deb Linux docs in French: HOWTOs, MetaFAQs in HTML format
doc-linux-fr-pdf_2013.01-3ubuntu1_all.deb Linux docs in French: HOWTOs, MetaFAQs in PDF format
doc-linux-fr-ps_2013.01-3ubuntu1_all.deb Linux docs in French: HOWTOs, MetaFAQs in PostScript format