FLOSS Weekly Episode 776: Dnsmasq, Making the Internet Work Since 1999

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This week Jonathan Bennett and Simon Phipps sit down with Simon Kelley to speak about Dnsmasq! That’s a bit of software program that was first constructed to get a laptop computer on-line over LapLink, and now runs on many of the world’s routers and telephones. How did we get right here, and what does the way forward for Dnsmasq appear like? For now, Dnsmasq has a bus issue of 1, which is a bit alarming, given how vital it’s to maintaining all of us on-line. However the fantastic thing about the challenge being accessible underneath the GPL is that if Simon Kelley walks away, Google, OpenWRT, and different customers can fork and proceed upkeep as wanted. Give the episode a hearken to be taught extra about Dnsmasq, the way it’s tied to the Human Genome Mission, and extra!

Do you know you may watch the reside recording of the present right in the Hackaday Discord? Have somebody you’d like use to interview? Tell us, or contact the visitor and have them contact us! Subsequent week we’re chatting with Joshua Colp about dnsmasq.

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In the event you’d fairly learn alongside, here’s the transcript for this week’s episode.

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