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dnsmasq is free software providing Domain Name System (DNS) caching, a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, router advertisement and network boot features, intended for small computer networks.[4][5]

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Developer(s)Simon Kelley
Initial release2001; 22 years ago (2001)
Stable release
2.89 / 4 February 2023; 9 months ago (2023-02-04)[1]
Written inC[2]
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeDNS server
LicenseGNU General Public License Version 2 or 3[3] Edit this at Wikidata

dnsmasq has low requirements for system resources,[6][7] can run on Linux, BSDs, Android and macOS, and is included in most Linux distributions. Consequently, it "is present in a lot of home routers and certain Internet of Things gadgets"[4] and is included in Android.[5]

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