[Dnsmasq-discuss] One lease or another

Bill C Riemers briemers at redhat.com
Fri Jan 8 18:27:01 GMT 2010

On 30/12/09 09:38 PM, Rance Hall wrote:
>> So I have a small network of about 7 PCs on a static range.  Each PC
>> is listed with its MAC address in a dhcp-host directive.  For 2 of the
>> PCs, I only want one of the 2 machines to be able to get a lease at
>> any one time.  So if PC1 has a lease, PC2s request will fail and vise
>> versa.
>> Is there anyway that can be done?
> AFAIK, no, there is nothing that can force this behavior, it might be
> against an RFC even.
> I'm always curious when people ask questions like this, they are
> trying to do something interesting and unique, I'd really like to hear
> about why you want to do this.
> Rance

Just a guess on my part, but I would expect this is intended as a way of
automatically switching between primary and backup hardware.


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