[Dnsmasq-discuss] dhcp-host precedence request due multiple matches

Jesus M Diaz jesusm.diazperez at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 16:09:49 UTC 2021

I never talked of VM on purpose, because they are not VM (hence, no
hypervisor or any other controller plane). Indeed I talked of live linux
distributions running on USB that I only use for very specific tasks, and
of course, I run them over physical machines, but these physical
machines are usually running their own OS.

But all this, imho, is not relevant at all, it was explained just to
express that *sometimes* it might happen that one DHCP request matches more
than one dhcp-host entry in the dnsmasq.con file. That is the only relevant
situation, and my question was: is there any way to set a precedence among
the potentially matching dhcp-hosts entries?

I don't really understand why the philosophical discussion on what a
computer is or is not.

Thanks anyway everybody for the comments.

On Mon, 21 Jun 2021 at 14:54, Alex Morris <dnsmasq-discuss at alexmorris.co.uk>

> On Mon, 21 Jun 2021, at 13:42, Jesus M Diaz wrote:
> >
> > so, if I have two virtual computers running over the same hardware,
> >
> ...then your hypervisor ought to provide unique MAC addresses for each
> guest NIC.
> >
> > what should be used as identifier for dnsmasq?
> >
> The unique MAC address allocated by the hypervisor to the guest NIC.
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> Alex
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