[Dnsmasq-discuss] multiple instances and DNS names from DHCP cache

Matthew Monaco matt at 0x01b.net
Fri Nov 8 15:46:45 GMT 2013


I have a static only --dhcp-range and I use a host's MAC address for providing
an IP address and hostname (no locally configured hostname).

I have multiple instances of dnsmasq (for redundancy) running with identical
configuration files with the exception that each instance prioritizes itself in

Is it the case that the DHCP cache will only work for DNS if dnsmasq has leased
out the address? This doesn't work well with multiple DHCP servers on he
network. I think a workaround is to specify everything in /etc/hosts, but I'm
reluctant to have to configure every host in /etc/hosts and --dhcp-host.

Thank you!

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