[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq responding to DHCPINFORM only
nabeel at jazinga.com
Wed Aug 18 22:30:28 BST 2010
Thank you Simon. That worked perfectly, I have the client devices getting
their boot parameters from dnsmasq but still getting their IP addresses from
the primary DHCP server (a Linksys router, in my test case).
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[mailto:dnsmasq-discuss-bounces at lists.thekelleys.org.uk] On Behalf Of Simon
Sent: August-18-10 5:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq responding to DHCPINFORM only
Nabeel Jafferali wrote:
> Is it possible to have dnsmasq run alongside an existing DHCP server on
> network, but only respond to DHCP INFORM requests with the appropriate
> option #. Essentially, I want to have my existing DHCP server hand out
> but when the client device doesn't receive option 66 information, it send
> DHCP INFORM request, which I want dnsmasq to reply to.
> I tried to set up dnsmasq.conf to listen on the appropriate interface, did
> not set it as authoritative, did not include any IP address range, but did
> specify dhcp-mac and dhcp-option entries.
If you enable dnsmasq with a dhcp-range that looks something like
then it will not hand out leases, but it will reply to DHCPINFORM.
BUT, most clients, once they have a DHCP lease, will unicast DHCPINFORM
requests directly to the DHCP server which supplied the lease, so in
those circumstances dnsmasq would never see the request and therefore
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