[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq as DHCP server on vmware client machine

Mark Beierl mark at jemms.net
Mon Oct 5 15:48:04 BST 2009


I use dnsmasq 2.50-1 with Vmware Workstation 6.5 and do not have any 
problems with vmnets.  The only difference I see is that I do not use 
bind-interfaces...

Regards,
Mark

Hisashi Hashimoto wrote:
> Hi,
>
>   I am using Dnsmasq 2.45, a little bit old on my Local distribution.
> I am trying to use dnsmasq as a DHCP server on vmware host machine
> instead of using vmware original DHCP server, vmnet-dhcpd.
> Why I prefer using dnsmasq is that vmnet-dhcpd is based on ISC DHCPD
> 2.0(old) and I prefer to use dnsmasq configuration.
>
>  I have one problem now.
> This proble appeared after I moved VMware workstation 6.5 from 5.0.
> Problem is:
> Dnsmasq does not look at the vmnet1, 4, 8(Virtual network on host
> machine created by VMware).
>
>   Why I think so, is :
> (1) When I use vmnet-dhcpd or ISC DHCPD 3.0, they answered the query
> from guest machines. but when I use dnsmasq, it did not answer.
>    So, network interfaces had been created and work without problems.
> (2) While I run ISC DHCPD, I started dnsmasq with DHCP-RANGE option,
>     Dnsmasq did not make any claim that port had been used by ISC DHCPD.
>
> Any suggestions are welcome.
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Here is my configuration related DHCP.
> interface=vmnet1
> interface=vmnet4
> interface=vmnet8
> interface=lo
> bind-interfaces
> dhcp-range=192.168.219.101,192.168.219.128,255.255.255.0,12h
> dhcp-range=192.168.140.101,192.168.140.254,255.255.255.0,12h
> dhcp-range=192.168.167.101,192.168.167.254,255.255.255.0,12h
>
> Below is output of ifconfig.
> vmnet1    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:56:C0:00:01
>           inet addr:192.168.140.1  Bcast:192.168.140.255
>           Mask:255.255.255.0
>           inet6 addr: fe80::250:56ff:fec0:1/64 Scope:Link
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
>
> vmnet4    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:56:C0:00:04
>           inet addr:192.168.219.1  Bcast:192.168.219.255
>           Mask:255.255.255.0
>           inet6 addr: fe80::250:56ff:fec0:4/64 Scope:Link
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:25 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
>
> vmnet8    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:56:C0:00:08
>           inet addr:192.168.167.1  Bcast:192.168.167.255
>           Mask:255.255.255.0
>           inet6 addr: fe80::250:56ff:fec0:8/64 Scope:Link
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
>
> Hashimoto Hisashi
>
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