[Dnsmasq-discuss] Same IP for a range of MAC addresses?
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Sat Apr 4 05:35:13 BST 2009
Stephen Lee wrote:
> If I forced all of the target devices to give out the same client ID (eg.
> targetdev), would the following work?
Yes, I believe so.
> Heh...I did try using /dev/null for the lease file and dnsmasq complained
> that it was an illegal file type (or something like that).
Could be, as /dev/null is a character device. I wonder if it explicitly
checks the file type (seems unlikely), or you're just seeing the
resulting error from performing some unsupported operation, like a seek.
> I've written a script to detect when the ethernet cable is unplugged
> after programming a device and to restart dnsmasq. This then allows
> the same IP to be leased out again but to a different MAC.
I'm surprised that works, as the lease file ought to keep things
persistent across Dnsmasq restarts. Unless you're purging the lease file
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