[Dnsmasq-discuss] linux, dnsmasq, and HD HomeRun

Geoffrey Leach geoff at hughes.net
Tue Dec 23 23:36:38 GMT 2008

I'm trying to configure dnsmasq to give an HD HomeRun (HDHR) its IP 
address, I'd appreciate some assistance.

HD HomeRun is a little box that serves as a tuner for digital TV OTA 
signals, and puts them on an ethernet connection. The unit has a MAC 
address, the one in the dhcp-host config below. When the unit powers 
up, it makes a DHCP request, which is what I'm attempting to use 
dnsmasq to satisfy.

The HDHR connected to the ethernet port, eth0. There's a wireless 
router as well.

/etc/hosts hdhr.mtranch.com hdhr


NetworkManager is used to connect to the local network via the wireless 
connect. It's at

As far as I can tell, there are no complaints from dnsmasq, but no 
lease is established.

I expect I'm making some really dumb newbie mistake :-)

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