static mac address via dhcp

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at
Sat Jun 9 13:52:22 UTC 2007

>Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 18:13:35 +0800 (CST)
>From: "bo.chi" <bo.chi at>
>To: dhcp-users at
>Subject: Re:static mac address via dhcp
>hi, is any posibility to send an static mac address tu an client? like the 
client would run "arp -s ip mac"? -- Best Regards Adrian Rapa

Not with the standard clients. If you were using a linux client you
could modify the dhclient script so that you could send an option with
the new setting. But you would need to be careful that you didn't send
the same mac address to different clients. You would need some way to
identify the client so that you could send the alternate mac address.

Why do you want to be able to do this? There may be a "better" or
standard way to achieve the same results.


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