[Dnsmasq-discuss] Some clients appear not to do addr-in-use checks, making --no-ping risky

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Wed Apr 18 16:52:37 BST 2012

On 18/04/12 15:08, Alkis Georgopoulos wrote:
> Στις 18/04/2012 11:14 πμ, ο/η Simon Kelley έγραψε:
>> I'm not surprised that PXE doesn't do checks, but I am surprised that
>> dhclient doesn't. The server-side checks are a SHOULD also, BTW.
>> [...]
>> That looks conclusive. Do you see the same thing when the OS boots and
>> dhclient runs?
> Yes, I didn't see dhclient or iPXE doing any addr-in-use checks either.
> So we'll probably keep using isc-dhcp as the LTSP default, and provide
> an ltsp-server-dnsmasq package for those that want to use the proxy DHCP
> mode of dnsmasq (and let me say thanks for that once more, it's a real
> life saver).

That sounds like a good solution.



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