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

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Sun Jun 27 17:02:23 UTC 2021


On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 10:48:56AM -0500, Andrew Miskell via Dnsmasq-discuss wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2021, at 09:30, Carl Karsten <carl at nextdayvideo.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 7:56 AM john doe <johndoe65534 at mail.com> wrote:
> >> On 6/27/2021 9:17 AM, Carl Karsten wrote:
> >> > On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 2:10 AM john doe <johndoe65534 at mail.com> wrote:
> >> >> On 6/27/2021 7:03 AM, Dominik wrote:
> >> >>> 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.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > No.
> >> >
> >> > I need this for when move put a box on someone else's network.
> >> > So I don't have any control over the dhcp server.
> >> >
> >> 
> >> Then set an fix IP on dhcp client (dhclient ...) and remove it when you
> >> don't need it.
> >> 
> >> Basically, you set the dhcp client to have a static address or let the
> >> client get a lease from a dhcp server.
> > 
> > I'm trying to reduce the amount of work I need to do when I show up
> > and discover there is no dhcp server.
> > 
> > Example locations: university, coffee shop, convention center,
> > office meeting room.   In all cases I am a guest for a few days.
> > 
> >  
> >> 
> >> Why do you need dnsmasq into the mix?
> > 
> > I don't - I am just working on client config.
> > 
> 
> A couple things. It might help to state what the client device is
> running (Windows, Linux and what distribution/version).
> 
> dnsmasq is a DNS/DHCP server not a client,
> so I’m unsure what the role of dnsmasq would be here.

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> Most of the places you listed would already have a DHCP server available
> to hand out IP addresses (and associated network information) on its
> own. Otherwise, there’s no easy way to connect to the internet without
> knowing all that particular networks details (e.g. gateway address,
> subnet mask, etc, etc) which defeats the point of providing network
> access in a number of the locations you listed.



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