One of the latest technologies implemented in Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) is a new, universal local DNS resolver service for all Ubuntu Linux flavors, including Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, and Ubuntu Touch.
Canonical’s Martin Pitt has made the big announcement on one of Ubuntu’s mailing lists, informing the community and Ubuntu developers that he pushed a new local DNS resolver service to the upcoming operating system, replacing the old one.
The good news is that the new local DNS resolver is universal, based on systemd-resolved, which means that not only is it small and lightweight, but it is already available as part of the systemd init system.
Additionally, systemd-resolved supports all the latest networking technologies, such as DNSSEC, enabled by default in systemd 230 and later, doesn’t rely on D-Bus as the previous dnsmasq-based solution did on Ubuntu desktops and mobile.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht