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 From:  Justin Ellison <justin at techadvise dot com>
 To:  Thomas Hertz <term at cynisk dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Automagically generated hostnames
 Date:  Tue, 08 Jun 2004 15:49:41 -0500
On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 15:17, Thomas Hertz wrote:
> Also, something useful when speaking of DHCP would also be a
> ´hostname¡ field for the static DHCP mappings, that would also be
> added to /etc/hosts (and maybe even passed on to the client!).

Looking at http://thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html, it looks like a
lot of work has been done on dnsmasq as of late.  The current version on
m0n0 is 1.18, the distribution is at 2.8 now.  Of note:

Dnsmasq version 2 now offers an integrated DHCP server instead of the
lease file reader. This gives better control of the interaction with new
functions (for example fixed IP leasess and attaching names to ethernet
addresses centrally) it's also much smaller than dnsmasq and ISC dhcpd
which is important for router distros.

By updating dnsmasq, ISC DHCPd could be altogether eliminated, and dhcp
and dns would be automagically integrated.

The only drawback I see is that there is no dhcp relay in dnsmasq, but
I'm guessing that could be compiled from ISC source down the road.

I'm chalk full of things to do with m0n0, finish the magic shaper, get
x.509 certs with ipsec, and setting up dhcp relay.  Does anyone with
some time and desire feel like tinkering?


Justin Ellison <justin at techadvise dot com>