Project Release Information
This release adds major new features, Lua scripting, and DHCPv6. The scripting interface has been expanded to allow DHCP scripting in Lua. The Lua interpreter is part of the dnsmasq process and remains resident, giving global variables that are persistent between calls to the script. The DHCP subsystem has been expanded to include support for DHCP for IPv6 addresses, as well as IPv6 Router advertisement.
This release addresses a couple of issues that have surfaced with dnsmasq-2.58, which could cause problems at startup with IPv6 link-local addresses. One is a regression in dnsmasq, and the other stems from a change in the behaviour of bridge interfaces in recent Linux kernels.
The usual mix of bugfixes and feature enhancements. There are fixes for a couple of nasty TFTP bugs, so TFTP users should upgrade. Notable amongst the enhancements is support for Linux conntrack. Dnsmasq can now copy conntrack marks from incoming DNS queries to the upstream connections used to answer them. This feature could be useful for bandwidth accounting, captive portals, and the like. A similar feature has been implemented in Squid 2.2. There are also fixes for large (thousands of leases) DHCP systems and DHCP via relay.
This release fixes a couple of regressions in the previous release and adds support for the Android platform.
This release has some bugfixes, including a possible crash when --dhcp-script is in use. It also includes enhancements such as IPv6 TFTP support, Solaris zone support, and better DNSSEC support.
Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure DNS