[Dnsmasq-discuss] dhcp-range - must ip address of server be outside that?

Rance Hall ranceh at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 23:02:59 GMT 2009

oh crap....

On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Rance Hall <ranceh at gmail.com> wrote:
> PJ: see comments below:
> On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 11:31 AM,  <dnsmasq.to.peejay at spamgourmet.com> wrote:
>> dnsmasq.conf has a line:
>> dhcp-range=,,,12h
>> (hostmin,hostmax,netmask,leasetime)
>> If I enable that line, must the dnsmasq server itself be outside that range?
>> Ie, for the dnsmasq server:
>> on the LAN interface would be wrong
>> but
>> would be ok.
>> regards
>> PJ
> Its usually helpful if your static ip addresses are all in a space
> that is allocated to your dhcp pool.

This statement is WRONG with a CAPITAL WRONG  It should have said:

 Its usually helpful if your static ip addresses are all in a space
that is NOT allocated to your dhcp pool.

Sorry about the confusion.  Can't believe I missed that during my message edit.

The rest of what I said below is still relevant.

> The fact that you don't already know this concerns me greatly.
> Dnsmasq is a great product and I've used it successfully and even
> tried to contribute when I can.  But getting the most out of dnsmasq
> means that you have to have a basic understanding of networking at the
> IP level.
> Your question indicates that perhaps you don't have that basic understanding.
> I fear that you will be creating your own problems over the course of
> your dnsmasq installation because you don't really know what you are
> doing.
> My advice: slow down, do some reading, and try to understand what you
> want to do.  If you have a specific question about basic setup, or how
> to make dnsmasq fit what you want, then by all means ask.
> If I am wrong about my assessment of your question,  I'll apologize.
> Rance

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