[Dnsmasq-discuss] dhcp-host matching question

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Fri Oct 11 15:48:50 BST 2013

On 11/10/13 15:41, Maule Mark wrote:
> If I have dhcp-host directives which can result in multiple host matches, which matches will be applied - all, just the first, just the most specific, etc.?
> For example, say I have the following in a dhcp-hostsfile:
> 00:21:28:A1:CA:3A,set:host1match,host1,
> 00:21:28:A1:F3:F2,host2,
> *:*:*:*:*:*,set:wildcardmatch
> When *3A issues a dhcp request, which tags will be set?  host1match only, or host1match and wildcardmatch ?
> thanks
> Mark

host1match only.

Dnsmasq will find at most one dhcp-host line. It searches first for a 
matching client-id/DUID, then an complete matching MAC address, then a 
matching hostname, and finally the most specific wildcarded MAC address.



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