[Dnsmasq-discuss] Specifying boot options for specific type of
Sun Aug 21 22:00:53 BST 2005
On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 03:41:42PM +0100, Simon Kelley wrote:
> >An other problem is the specification of the ip-address. When I omit the
> >ip-address from the dhcp-host setting, I get
> > BOOTP(eth0) 00:03:12:54:ab:de no address configured
> >How do I specify that for the given range of mac addresses dynamic
> >ip-adresses should be used?
> From that log line, it looks like your host is using BOOTP, not DHCP.
True, that far (it's an old piece of iron ;-)
> BOOTP is a older subset of DHCP, and doesn't support dynamic address
> allocation. Unless you can persuade your hosts to do DHCP, you will have
> to use static address allocation.
Ummm... I'm not very much convinced about that. In my installation,
dnsmasq provides both, BOOTP _and_ DHCP. I can't see any reason _not_
to provide dynamic adresses to BOOTP hosts. The client will accept any
address provided by the server. So where's the problem?
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