[Dnsmasq-discuss] Execute external commands on DHCP lease
allocation / deallocation
liste at kurgan.org
Sun Apr 23 17:56:53 BST 2006
I have just subscribed to this list. I have read through the archives
and found that I'm not the first to ask for some sort of external script
execution on DHCP leases status changes.
I'm trying to set up a network for a hotel, which will allow for free
access, but needs authentication and logging because italian law
requires the owner of the network to log every activity and identify
customers (yes, we live in some sort of "1984" nightmare).
Anyway, I absolutely need a DHCP server that runs some script when DHCP
leases are handed out to clients and when they expire, to allow for my
firewall rules to be dynamically modified.
Ideally, the script should get the ip address and MAC address passed as
parameters from the DHCP server, so I can create firewall rules based on
the IP/MAC pairs.
I have looked for such a feature in the DHCP server I know about, but
found nothing even in the full-featured ISC DHCP server v3.
Since I am an happy user of Dnsmasq in over 20 installations, I thought
"Hey, why not asking for such a feature to be added in this great
Fabio "Kurgan" Muzzi
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