Fixed IP assignment in presence of colliding MAC addresses.

Alex Bligh alex at
Tue Jun 4 07:55:12 UTC 2013

On 4 Jun 2013, at 00:30, Igor Ganichev wrote:

> We are thinking of using dhcpd in a virtualized environment where multiple hosts behind different interfaces can have the same mac address. I could not find a simple way to assign different IP addresses to them.

Essentially there isn't one. If you are using kvm, you might search the kvm manpage for 'dhcp', as it has a built in dhcp server. Otherwise writing a dhcp server to return static IP addresses (as opposed to leases) is pretty easy.

Alex Bligh

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