[Dnsmasq-discuss] [PATCH] Add dhcp-ignore-clid configuration option

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Sat Oct 12 22:20:53 BST 2019

On 10/10/2019 16:54, Florent Fourcot wrote:
> Hello Simon,
>> Of course, it involves enumerating the broken machines, rather than a
>> blanket setting covering everything, but that's probably a good thing.
>> It's what I wanted to provide with the tag extension I suggested, and
>> rather renders that redundant.
>> What do you thin Florent? Is this enough, or would you like the new
>> blanket option as well?
> Thank you for the point on this option, I missed it before. However,
> iIterating on hosts is not really a solution for us, since it's customer
> devices (they appear/disappear out of our control, on a lot of sites).
> Moreover, in our context, MAC addresses are more relevant than clients
> identifiers, even for hosts with a valid identifier. Our networks have
> some checks on couple IP/MAC addresses consistency, and distributing an
> IP address previously in use with another MAC is probably a bad idea for
> this kind of tools.
> So, I'm still in favor of the blanket options.

OK, I'm convinced. The patch is in.

Many thanks.


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