[Dnsmasq-discuss] Some MAC addresses recognised, others not, in dhcp lines

Andrew Miskell andrewmiskell at mac.com
Sat Aug 3 22:36:19 BST 2019

Or use address directives to map a hostname to an IP address.



Will map hosta to for DNS lookups.

> On Aug 3, 2019, at 3:50 PM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> I'm running dnsmasq version 2.76 on a raspberry pi to provide DNS and
> DHCP services on my LAN.
> I have some dhcp-host lines in my configuration file to give names to
> systems that don't give their names, e.g.:-
>    dhcp-host=00:09:B0:C9:CE:81,onkyoTx-nr616
>    dhcp-host=28:EF:01:2D:EB:07,chrisKindle
>    dhcp-host=08:EB:74:9D:47:53,humaxFreeview
>    dhcp-host=2C:08:8C:CC:9A:9E,humaxYouview
>    dhcp-host=00:1F:E2:4E:8F:CA,maxineStudy
>    dhcp-host=1C:1B:0D:60:9A:E1,ben
>    dhcp-host=AC:AE:19:2C:3F:5A,roku
>    dhcp-host=10:FE:ED:63:29:74,TP-Link_TL-WA7210
> Most of these work but a couple don't work.... ..and I think I have
> just realised why they don't work.  Systems which don't request their
> IP address from dnsmasq don't provide dnsmasq with their MAC address
> and thus dnsmasq doesn't give them a name.
> Presumably these static IPs must be put into /etc/hosts on the dnsmasq
> system, is this the only way of handling this?
> -- 
> Chris Green
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