[Dnsmasq-discuss] Question

Carlos Carvalho carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Sat Jan 26 15:56:13 GMT 2008

xerces8 (xerces8 at butn.net) wrote on 26 January 2008 12:09:
 >That is: no dhcp-host=xxx line in dnsmasq.conf, but a line in /etc/hosts:
 > judge
 >PS: Juggling with MAC addresses is silly, when using hostnames is
 >so much simpler, easier and robust (it still works if one client
 >replaces his NIC for whatever reason).

dhcp-host lines with MAC addresses are necessary only for dhcp
service, not for dns. OTOH, they are necessary if you do dhcp. You
could use identifiers sent by the clients instead of MAC addresses but
then you have to insure that there are no duplicates. This is only
feasible if you have very tight control of all the clients.

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