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Updated dnsmasq packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The dnsmasq packages contain Dnsmasq, a lightweight domain name system (DNS) forwarder and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server.
- Previously, the Dnsmasq service status verification in the init script was not sufficiently robust and only determined the presence of all the instances of Dnsmasq running on the system. As a consequence, the init script identified Dnsmasq as running even when no Dnsmasq system instance had been initiated. The init script has been fixed to explicitly verify the process with the process ID written in the PID file of the system instance. As a result, the status of the Dnsmasq system instance is now identified correctly even if there are running instances not started by the init script.
Users of dnsmasq are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.