[Dnsmasq-discuss] New user help, dhcp-hosts
bitshifter at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 22:12:25 BST 2010
Additionally, if I add the line dhcp-host=mike to my dnsmasq.conf the ip
address is assigned as expected. I forgot to put that in the last e-mail.
> When I do as you suggest, I get the message: not giving the name mike. To
> the dhcp lease of x.x.x.x because the name exists in /etc/hosts with
> As far as locking everything down by mac, the network is isolated and
> 'trusted'. I get a machine, I need to set it up and I get to keep it for a
> little while then I deliver it and don't see it again. I just want a
> convenient name to refer to it while its here and a predictable ip based
> the hostname I assign when I install.
>> If i understand correctly, what you want to do is:
>> "Give the machine claiming name 'mike' the 10.10.10.1 address"
>> You can just add in /etc/hosts :
>> 10.10.10.1 mike
>> and restart the service...
>> have a look: http://bit.ly/9D2JzU http://bit.ly/a7DJ1e
>> Though i strongly suggest you to make dnsmasq give ip addresses based on
>> macaddress (For security reasons...)
>> 2010/10/13 Mark Goldman <bitshifter at gmail.com>
>>> New user here, I spent several hours googling and came up empty handed.
>>> What I would like is for dnsmasq to hand out the ip address that is in
>>> /etc/hosts for any host that claims that hostid. I would like to avoid
>>> having a dhcp-host=name line for each host that is in /etc/hosts in
>>> to having the information in /etc/hosts.
>>> If there is a better way to achieve this, I'm game for that too. I would
>>> like to have all this info localized.
>>> Dnsmasq-discuss mailing list
>>> Dnsmasq-discuss at lists.thekelleys.org.uk
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