[Dnsmasq-discuss] Openwrt and reboots again...

Stephen Rose s9999 at penguinmail.com
Tue Jan 31 20:46:17 GMT 2006

I've read the previous exchange about Dnsmasq and reboots with Openwrt. 
  I've also read the bug activity at Openwrt.org.  I'm running Openntp 
so time format is not an issue.  Also, I would like to continue using 
the /tmp partition so the flash is not written.  This only causes me one 
problem.  When I reboot the router (running Dnsmasq), the leases file is 
cleared.  When each machine's lease runs out (Windows XP in this case) 
and it tries to renew its lease, it gets an error because there's no 
previous lease.  But it actually gets the same ip address and a new 
entry in the lease file when this happens.  Is there any way that 
Dnsmasq could only give an error to the client if the requested address 
isn't available?  It's not a problem for me that the lease file would 
need time after a reboot to be reconstructed while the leases expired. 
The real problem is the error drops all my Putty windows.  :-)


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