[Dnsmasq-discuss] bootp "address in use"

Henk van der Meer hvdmeer at targetteam.nl
Thu Dec 22 11:23:03 GMT 2005


Thank you Simon.

I will try that.

Henk.

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: dnsmasq-discuss-bounces at thekelleys.org.uk
[mailto:dnsmasq-discuss-bounces at thekelleys.org.uk] Namens Simon Kelley
Verzonden: donderdag 22 december 2005 12:04
Aan: Henk van der Meer
CC: dnsmasq-discuss at thekelleys.org.uk
Onderwerp: Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] bootp "address in use"

Henk van der Meer wrote:
> Hello,
> 
>  
> 
> I am trying to get a Hauppauge Mediamvp running with something called
mvpmc.
> 
> The Mediamvp is a media player running Linux.
> 
> What is actually does is boot a  Linux image from the network. Then it 
> loads a config file that acts a a boot script.
> 
>  
> 
> I use dnsmasq to as my dhcp server.
> 
> (OpenWrt, dnsmasq 2.22)
> 
>  
> 
> What happens is this:
> 
> 1 I have given the Mediamvp a fixed address in  dnsmasq.conf
> 
> 2 The Mediamvp boots and does a DHCPDiscover
> 
> 3 dnsmasq does a DHCPOffer
> 
> 4 The Mediamvp loads its first file with tftp
> 
> 5 Next is does a bootp
> 
>  
> 
> When the computer running dnsmasq just rebooted or when I throw away the 
> dhcp.leases file everything goes OK.
> 
> But the next boots of the Mediamvp fail because dnsmasq sees the IP 
> address is in use and signals an error:
> 
> BOOTP(br0) 192.168.7.66 00:0d:fe:00:75:c5 address in use.
> 
>  
> 
> Yes, it is in use. But by the mac address using it.
> 
>  
> 
> Does any body have a suggestion?
> 
>  

Try upgrading to version 2.24. The code was changed, I think between 
2.22 and 2.23, to treat BOOTP more like an infinite DHCP lease. That 
makes hosts which use both BOOTP and DHCP work much better.

Cheers,

Simon.

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