[Grml] switching to dnsmasq when using grml-terminalserver

gilberto dos santos alves gsavix at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 00:05:01 CET 2020

if we could see a use case explained with details, it will be more easy for
opinions. regards.

Em qua, 28 de out de 2020 14:25, Michael Prokop <mika at grml.org> escreveu:

> Hi,
> * 洪朝貴 [Sat Oct 24, 2020 at 04:00:59PM +0800]:
> > Is it possible to replace isc dhcp server with dnsmasq for use with
> > grml-terminalserver?
> > There is an existing dhcp server in my environment that I cannot touch
> > and therefore I need to set up a proxy dhcp server for
> > distributing only pxe-related files but not ip addresses like this:
> > https://www.theurbanpenguin.com/pxelinux-using-proxy-dhcp/
> > Dnsmasq can do it but isc-dhcp-server does not seem to have this option.
> > Thanks!
> Well, you can of course use dnsmasq instead of isc-dhcp-server in
> your environment. But if you're asking for out-of-the-box support
> within the grml-terminalserver user interface, then that's something
> someone would need to implement yet. :)
> I'm not *yet* sure we'd want to use dnsmasq instead of
> isc-dhcp-server by default, this would need some further research
> regarding possible drawbacks, package dependency changes,.... One of
> the major drawbacks of dnsmasq IMO is, that you need to pretty much
> always *restart* it - instead of reload without real downtime - for
> most of any config changes, like adding a new host. This shouldn't
> be much of a problem for grml-terminalserver itself though, while
> the proxydhcp feature sounds like a good argument in favor of
> dnsmasq for grml-terminalserver. Any further opinions?
> regards
> -mika-
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