Author Topic: Ability to create DHCP reservations name+mac+ip with values from arp cache table  (Read 1254 times)

ml35

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Let's consider the following scenario:

There is already a small LAN with static IP addresses everywhere. You want to make administration easier by pushing various settings over dhcp (gateways, ntp servers, dns etc) but you don't want to change the way existing connections work, so you want to keep the same IP addressing in place.

To achieve this in a manually fashioned way you would install a dhcp service on a dedicated machine, perform an arp scan, collect all arp entries, then with a little sed and/or awk generate dhcpd.conf fixed-address host declarations inside the dhcp range declaration. However, since we are lazy people, we would like to have a push button to do all this magic for us, so all that is left for us to do is to fill out the host name for the discovered pairs of mac:ip

It would be awesome if this eventually becomes reality under Zentyal.

smokinjoe

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LOL, I would take just a simple button to turn a DHCP lease into a reservation or be able to see the reservations in the DHCP scope along with the dynamic addresses.  The developers at Zentyal could even cheat and look to see how the developers at pfSense do it and I would be fine with that.  The current process is like slamming you hand in the door each time you want to make a DHCP reservation.