network-manager should not turn on dnsmasq's "except-interface=lo" option

Bug #1044388 reported by Thomas Hood
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

As of n-m NM listens on rather than So there is no longer any need to prevent standalone dnsmasq from binding lo's address, So the line


in /etc/dnsmasq.d/network-manager which was added in should be removed. (The line "bind-interfaces" in that file is still needed.)

Previous discussion of these issues was in bug #959037.

I append the relevant changelog entries.

network-manager ( quantal; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/dns-dnsmasq-interface-and-dbus-path.patch: set the address
    dnsmasq (and bind) plugins should listen on for DNS resolution to,
    as opposed to to avoid conflicts with other instances that might
    need to run on the system with that address.

network-manager ( quantal; urgency=low
  * debian/network-manager.dnsmasq, debian/rules:
    install a config file to /etc/dnsmasq.d to avoid system-wide instances of
    dnsmasq to bind to and the loopback interface, so that the NM-
    spawned instance can claim an IP on lo and provide local resolution.
    (LP: #959037)

Tags: quantal
Thomas Hood (jdthood)
tags: added: quantal
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Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox) wrote :

Correct, that probably needs to go now.

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl)
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package network-manager -

network-manager ( quantal; urgency=low

  * debian/network-manager.dnsmasq: Drop "except-interface=lo", since we don't
    listen on directly anymore and keeping that directive has the
    tendency to break system-wide instances of dnsmasq which would write out to /etc/resolv.conf but never listen on that IP. (LP: #1044388)
 -- Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <email address hidden> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:07:19 -0400

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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