[Dnsmasq-discuss] client q: both static and dhcp

john doe johndoe65534 at mail.com
Sun Jun 27 06:20:53 UTC 2021

On 6/27/2021 7:03 AM, Dominik wrote:
> Hey Carl,
> On Sat, 2021-06-26 at 19:16 -0500, Carl Karsten wrote:
>> I'm looking for advice on haveing some boxes to have both dynamic and
>> static IPs.
> Why use a static IP at all? We have often enough seen people use static
> addresses for the wrong reasons.

As I understand it, the OP wants to use DHCP static leases.

> Consider using only DHCP and
> (a) use a hostname to access the device. In the end, memorizing some-
> service.lan is more reliable than You may think

Better to use '.home.arpa' (RFC 8375).

With dinamic and static DHCP leases you could do:



dnsmask will dish out dinamically IPv4 addresses from to and will asign to host with MAC address

Note that the IPs used in 'dhcp-host' don't need to be outside of the range.

John Doe

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