How to disable DHCP in dnsmasq on Linux?

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How to disable the DHCP service in dnsmasq on Linux? That is, to leave only dnsmasq’s DNS service.

The `/etc/dnsmasq.conf` file may have lines that enable DHCP service of dnsmasq. By default, the DHCP is disabled in dnsmasq (check one example dnsmasq.conf file).

To disable DHCP service in dnsmasq, in `/etc/dnsmasq.conf`, remove or disable the lines starting with “dhcp” and then restart the dnsmasq service.