Host declaration for multiple hardware interfaces and multiple networks
jhutz at cmu.edu
Fri Jan 9 20:39:52 UTC 2009
--On Friday, January 09, 2009 03:28:29 PM -0500 Apu <apu at spfld.com> wrote:
> Is there a suggested configuration/best practice for a host declaration
> where the host could be found on more than one network, and may have
> more than one network adapter?
> We have devices in three different databases depending on who owns it.
> However, not all of the databases distinguish between a wired or
> wireless NIC, and some devices may have more than one wired or wireless
> adapter so there is no guarantee which one the client will use to connect.
> In addition, the client can connect to one of a number of different
> VLANs, for a variety of reasons. So, I need a way to write the host
> declarations to account for all of the combinations.
> For example, host "PID02928" might connect using 00:13:02:5f:26:83 or
> 00:0e:7b:ff:7a:dd and, depending on which VLAN the request comes from,
> should be given an address of 10.11.29.28, 10.12.29.28, 10.13.29.28 or
> Do I really need eight host declarations to cover all the combinations
> (and a corresponding increase in host declarations if there is another
> network adapter or another network added) or is there someway to combine
> all of this into fewer host declarations?
> As far as I can tell, each host name can have at most one
> "fixed-address" and one "hardware ethernet" parameter but maybe I'm
> missing something obvious.
You can give a comma-separated list of fixed-address values, each on a
different subnet. The DHCP server will use the appropriate address for the
subnet on which the client is booting.
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