[Dnsmasq-discuss] Remembering DHCP Assignments

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Fri Jul 15 09:37:33 BST 2011

Freddie Witherden wrote:

> Thank you for this.  /etc/ethers and /etc/hosts is quite a nice
> solution.  However, I do have one query regarding mapping multiple
> MACs/IP addresses to a single host.  Several devices on my network have
> both wired and wireless adapters and it would be nice if both could
> share the same hostname; under the assumption that the two will never be
> connected at the same time.  Is this possible with /etc/ethers?

Not with /etc/ethers, but there is an alternative that works. To save
typing, I'll link to a previous answer:




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