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

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Dec 28 09:25:34 GMT 2009

richardvoigt at gmail.com wrote:

> It doesn't appear to be part of the contract (e.g. man page) but from
> experience I can say that the behavior in every version of dnsmasq
> I've used is to reserve addresses mentioned in /etc/ethers or
> dhcp-host lines and not give them out to non-matching hosts.

That's correct. Dnsmasq also avoids giving out its own address (pace the 
initial query) and addresses in class C space which end in .0 or .255 
(to work around a windows bug)


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