On Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 11:36:25PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 09:50:44PM +0100, Chris Green wrote:
> > I'm running dnsmasq version 2.76 on a raspberry pi to provide DNS and
> > DHCP services on my LAN.
> > 
> > I have some dhcp-host lines in my configuration file to give names to
> > systems that don't give their names, e.g.:-
> > 
> >     dhcp-host=00:09:B0:C9:CE:81,onkyoTx-nr616
> >     dhcp-host=28:EF:01:2D:EB:07,chrisKindle
> >     dhcp-host=08:EB:74:9D:47:53,humaxFreeview
> >     dhcp-host=2C:08:8C:CC:9A:9E,humaxYouview
> >     dhcp-host=00:1F:E2:4E:8F:CA,maxineStudy
> >     dhcp-host=1C:1B:0D:60:9A:E1,ben
> >     dhcp-host=AC:AE:19:2C:3F:5A,roku
> >     dhcp-host=10:FE:ED:63:29:74,TL-WA7210
> > 
> > Most of these work but a couple don't work.... ..and I think I have
> > just realised why they don't work.  Systems which don't request their
> > IP address from dnsmasq don't provide dnsmasq with their MAC address
> > and thus dnsmasq doesn't give them a name.
> > 
> > Presumably these static IPs must be put into /etc/hosts on the dnsmasq
> > system, is this the only way of handling this?
> 
> To handle what?
> 
> Please elaborate the challenge you are facing.
> 
The 'challenge' of giving names to IPs which don't want to tell me
their names! :-)

I want TL-WA7210 and 'ben' to be names I can use (and see).

-- 
Chris Green

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