[Dnsmasq-discuss] How does proxy-dhcp work ?
Robert M. Albrecht
lists at romal.de
Tue Dec 17 18:19:04 GMT 2013
I'm trying to setup a dnsmasq adding some pxe-stuff in a network with an
Even for this problem dnsmasq has a solution, really the
swiss-army-knife for DNS/DHCP stuff !
But I don't unterstand how this works. Perhaps someone could enlighten me.
A proxy usually sitzs between server and client and does some magic like
filtering or caching. But of both (dhcp-server and dhcp-client) are in
the same broadcast-domain (local link whatever you might call it) so the
dhcp-server could simply answer the request and dnsmasq would not come
into the game.
Or is there some logic in the pxe-clients to ask a second time, when the
pxe-stuff was missing in the first answer ?
I'm slightly confused how this works.
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