Keep hosts Mac address
prunkdump at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 18:28:34 UTC 2013
I'm looking for a way to keep my hosts mac address in a database so I
can power on them using their WOL capability. The DHCP server seems a
good starting point to do this because it give or query the host-names
and manages the leases with the mac addresses.
Unfortunately, the dhcpd.leases file do not keep the mac address
information in a persistent manner. So I can't use it as a database.
The same problem appears with the ARP tables.
It seems a good idea to use the TXT dns entries to store the host's
mac address but they are already used by the DHCP <-> DNS
communication to identify the DDNS queries.
Can anyone give me an idea ?
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