[Dnsmasq-discuss] Further thoughts/questions on failover

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Thu Sep 2 18:57:17 UTC 2021

On Thu, Sep 02, 2021 at 10:44:48AM -0700, Michael wrote:
> However, if you are running DHCP and dnsmasq is updating/maintaining a list
> of host names of your local clients in the leases file, then only one of the
> dnsmasq instances is going to know about those.    In this instance, I think
> makes more sense to ensure you have one really robust dnsmasq system than
> having two that don't respond the same.
This is exactly my situation, the main reason for running dnsmasq is
that I want names for devices on my LAN.  If I didn't want/need
this then I'd be better off letting my router provide DHCP, and DNS
forwarding.  No need for dnsmasq at all.

Chris Green

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