[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq and multicast (18.104.22.168)
david.dombrowsky at redlion.net
Wed May 9 21:00:15 BST 2012
Please forgive the newbie question.
Is there anything in dnsmasq which implements listening on a
multicast address? The IANA address allocation does say that
22.214.171.124 is a standard DHCP server address, on which I assume DHCP
servers can listen.
First: is this even a responsibility of this application layer of
the stack, or is it supposed to be implemented in kernel or network
Second: the end goal is to have multiple dnsmasq-based DHCP servers
listening on not-well-known IP addresses on the network. Also, the
servers should only receive requests from a proprietary relay agent,
which won't know the IP address of the DHCP servers. I think
multicast is the way to solve this, but I'm not positive. Any ideas?
David Dombrowsky, Software Engineer
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