[Dnsmasq-discuss] load balanced dnsmasq?

clemens fischer ino-news at spotteswoode.dnsalias.org
Thu Jul 22 21:45:41 BST 2010

richardvoigt wrote:

> Mariano Absatz wrote:

>> >> So, given that, I may write down the static IP/hostname
>> >> assignments in every dnsmasq server and that would give the
>> >> correct name in every server.
>> >>
>> >> All would have the same MAC/IP/hostname configuration in
>> >> dnsmasq.conf so even if there are dhcp collisions (e.g. because 2
>> >> servers got a broadcast request), they would all reply the same
>> >> configuration and the clients should be happy enough, would they?
> It's not even necessary that all servers offer the same configuration,
> the client will pick one DHCPOFFER to reply to.

I'm amazed!  So I could have three dhcp-servers on the same net, all
with the same configuration, and clients ask the first one they receive
an offer from for the details?  What happens then with binding to *:67,
wouldn't they bite at each other?


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