[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq as a proxy DHCP server for DeployStudio

Niels Basjes dnsmasq at basjes.nl
Sat Jun 9 10:59:37 BST 2012


Hi,

Have a look at this
http://howto.basjes.nl/linux/doing-pxe-without-dhcp-control
It describes dnsmasq in combination with cobbler.
I think this has a few pointers towards what you are looking for.

Niels

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM, Futures2, New <newfuturestech at aps.edu>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am a network administrator for a network within an organization. The
> organization has its own server running DHCP and DNS, and I can't make
> changes to the settings on that server.
>
> I'm trying to configure dnsmasq to act as a proxy dhcp server for a
> product called DeployStudio. DeployStudio is usually used to image Macs,
> but can also image Windows computers using PXE.
>
> After completing the installation of DeployStudio, I got a dialog box that
> says this:
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> This assistant will help you to configure DeployStudio PC.
>
> DeployStudio PC enables basic imaging support for PCs equiped with a
> compatible PCE2.0 Ethernet interface and a BIOS with LAN boot.
>
> DeployStudio PC netboot system requires the address or alias record
> "deploystudiopcserver" to be added to your DNS server.
>
> If you are planning to run DeployStudio PC and the DHCP service on this
> machine, please reinstall it if your DHCP server was not configured during
> the first installation (DHCP service configuration is updated by the
> installer).
>
> If the DHCP service is running on another computer, you will need to add
> the following properties to its configuration (ISC dhcpd example):
>        allow booting;
>        allow bootp;
>        next-server <DeployStudio PC server IP address>;
>        filename "pxelinux/pxelinux.0";
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> I do control *a* DNS server on the network, but its address isn't
> distributed by the DHCP server, so in the past I've had to manually
> configure each host on the network to point to my DNS server in addition to
> the ones distributed by the organization's DHCP server.
>
> If possible, I'd like to know what lines to enter into dnsmasq.conf to
> accomplish the following two things:
>
> 1. Inform the computers on the network of my DNS server. If it's not
> possible to use a proxy dhcp server to distribute information about a
> second DNS server, I could change my server's hostname to get around this
> requirement.
>
> 2. Accomplish what it says in the last four lines of the dialog box above.
>
>
> Thanks very much.
>
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Met vriendelijke groeten,

Niels Basjes
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