[Dnsmasq-discuss] Static IP client question

Edward Crosby ecrosby at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 15:29:38 BST 2016


So, in the /etc/dnsmasq.conf file configure the DHCP settings to always
give a specific IP address to my PC? Sort of like a reserved IP in Windows
DHCP server?

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Edward Crosby
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On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 4:32 AM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 06, 2016 at 08:57:43PM -0400, Edward Crosby wrote:
> >    I've implemented Dnsmasq on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Ubuntu Mate 16.04
> >    on my home LAN. I have configured it as a DHCP server also. I have
> >    quite a few clients on my LAN, most of them are DHCP clients. I have
> >    one PC, my personal PC, that has a static IP address. This PC does not
> >    resolve host names of other host on my LAN, it doesn't even resolve
> the
> >    hostname of the Dnsmasq DNS server, even though I have the Dnsmasq
> >    server IP as my DNS server.
>
> I'm doing almost exactly the same as you.
>
> What I do is fix the IP address of my desktop machine by getting
> dnsmasq to always give it the same address.  So leave your desktop
> with a dynamic IP in its configuration and have something like the
> following to your /etc/hosts file on the pi:-
>
>     127.0.0.1       localhost
>     #
>     #
>     # These have fixed IP for various reasons, so dnsmasq serves their IP
>     from here
>     #
>     192.168.1.1     vigor
>     192.168.1.2     pi.zbmc.eu raspberrypi  pi
>     192.168.1.3     esprimo.zbmc.eu zbmc.eu
>     192.168.1.5     maxinexp
>     192.168.1.6     ben
>     192.168.1.40    mikrotik
>     192.168.1.60    fonera
>
> My desktop machine is esprimo.
>
>
> --
> Chris Green
>
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