Can this be defined in the configuration file instead of arguments?

My configuration consists of the below but I can't get any offers to the
discover requests from the client


The file consists of the following format:,linuxvm1

/etc/hosts has something similar: linuxvm1.lab

The linux VM has a hostname of linuxvm1

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Maurice Walker <>

> On 18.07.2017 16:00, James Lacy wrote:
> > Is there a way to have DNSMasq assign an address only if a client has a
> > hostname that corresponds to an entry in /etc/hosts?
> Disable dynamic allocation and specify the hostnames which are allowed to
> be
> allocated an IP address:
> --dhcp-range=<start-addr>,static
> --dhcp-host=<hostname1>
> --dhcp-host=<hostname2>
> You could also list the hostnames in a file (or let a script do that) and
> let
> dnsmasq read it:
> --dhcp-hostsfile=<path>
> Either way the associated IP addresses will be read from /etc/hosts.

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