[Dnsmasq-discuss] Ignoring unknown clients in Proxy DHCP mode?

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Wed Aug 26 09:21:04 BST 2009

Niels Basjes wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to run a Proxy DHCP (PXE) server next to the corporate DHCP server.
> I would also like the Pxory DHCP to ONLY respond to "my" systems and
> ignore everyone else.
> So I tried this config:
> domain=lan.basjes.nl,
> dhcp-range=,proxy
> dhcp-host=00:0c:29:99:4E:92,pxetest
> dhcp-ignore=#known
> pxe-service=x86PC, "Boot PXElinux", pxelinux
> The booting works fine .... for EVERY client.
> How do I correctly do the ignoring?

You can't, at the moment. Your configuration is absolutely fine, but 
there's an oversight in the (newish) proxy-PXE code which stops it from 
working. The fix is fairly trivial: I'll try and get patch to you in the 
next couple of days.



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