[Dnsmasq-discuss] multiple domain support - question
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Aug 4 10:04:56 BST 2008
I have support for multiple domains working, but I've come across a wrinkle.
Consider the case that two different DHCP clients claim the same name.
With the existing code, only one can have it and the current behaviour
is that when a second machine claims a name, the first one loses it.
Now, consider the possibility that the two machines claiming the same
name are in different domains. By default, the existing behaviour must
continue, because the unqualified name is added to the DNS, so that even
though the two clients could have "name.domain1.com" and
"name.domain2.com", they are still fighting over just plain "name".
It would be possible to introduce a new mode, which didn't put the
unqualified name into the DNS, and allowed both hosts to keep their name
as long as they are in different domains. Would that be useful, or just
an confusing complication?
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