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lightweight DNS forwarder and DHCP server

Dnsmasq is 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 for network booting of diskless machines.

Version: 2.90 License: GPL GitHub
Maintainers nerdling
Categories net
Homepage http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html
Platforms darwin
  • dhcp ( Provide built-in DHCP server )
  • ipv6 ( Provide IPV6 support )
  • tftp ( Provide built-in TFTP server )
  • universal (Build for multiple architectures)

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A startup item has been generated that will aid in starting dnsmasq with launchd. You must specify the path to resolv.conf. For your protection, this script is disabled by default. Execute the following command to start it, and to cause it to launch at startup:

sudo port load dnsmasq

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