[libvirt] Proposed: replace radvd with dnsmasq for Router Advertizing

Laine Stump laine at laine.org
Tue Nov 6 18:56:14 UTC 2012

On 11/06/2012 12:40 PM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> On 11/06/2012 11:50 AM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
>> I am looking into an alternate method of obtaining the dnsmasq
>> version but the dnsmasq version will be the deciding rule for radvd
>> versus dnsmasq usage.
> Try "dig  chaos  txt  version.bind"

Yeah, I saw that thread (I subscribed to dnsmasq-discuss last week). I
think that's overkill for what we're doing. running "dig" from libvirt
just increases the number of external binaries we're dependent on, but
you still need to parse the text output. Is there any reason for
preferring this over simply running "dnsmasq --help"? (other than maybe
hoping that the output would be less likely to change format over time).
I actually think that it's more important to reduce the count of
external binary dependencies...

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