On 08/07/2016 10:29 AM, Edward Crosby wrote:
So, in the /etc/dnsmasq.conf file configure the DHCP settings to always give a specific IP address to my PC? Sort of like a reserved IP in Windows DHCP server?
it is called psuedo-static because it is static handed out by dhcp based on the MAC address... it is a trick some ISPs use when they sell you a static IP for $100US a year and it takes less than 2 minutes to put in the configuration... you have to remember, though, that if you change your NIC, you have to adjust the dhcp configuration for the new MAC, too...
we use psuedo-static here on all our systems... it makes it much easier to control when/if any network address renumbering has to be done... change the assigned IP numbers and let the lease expirations take care of the systems getting their new numbers... then maybe go around later and deal with shared resources that are using IP numbers instead of host names ;)
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