12.04 running DNSMASQ by default

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  1. Ocky

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  2. BrandiCandi

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    I'm not clear on whether this is a big deal or not in terms of security on my Ubuntu box. Have you gotten a sense of the problem?
     
  3. Kerodo

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    I was having dns lookup issues randomly, maybe every 10 or 15 lookups, but it was annoying. I commented out the dnsmasq line mentioned above, and the problem went away. All is well now... Don't know what it means, but it works.....
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    I also don't see much of an issue especially since caching is off by default.
     
  5. BrandiCandi

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    There are some additional comments in that thread from today. It sounds like it was much ado about nothing- DNSMASQ doesn't seem to be a security problem. (Do I smell FUD?)

    Apparently DNSMASQ causes some functionality problems for some people, so the workaround will be useful for them.
     
  6. Ocky

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    Yeah, nothing to worry about ..

     
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    Confusing, I thought the point of making such a critical change was to alleviate issues, not replace the old issues with new ones? :/

    Glad to hear it's not a security issue, I'm not a fan of having to tinker with such things after an install.
     
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