Does DNSMasq (or other DNS/DHCP Servers) Cache Old Addresses?
I'm adding a new system to my LAN. The DNS is running DNSMasq and is
on Etch. The new system is running Lenny. I edited the /etc/network/
interfaces file to include the following (other than loopback, the
only interface in the file):
iface eth0 inet static
Originally, when Debian set up the system, it used DHCP instead of a
static IP. This IP address (172.16.7.111) is defined on the DNS
server in /etc/hosts (which DNSMasq uses for config). When Debian-
Lenny set this up under DHCP, it was assigned the address
172.16.7.131. I edited the interfaces file to include the above. If
I did "/etc/init.d/networking restart," then it would again get the ...
131 address. If I did "ifup eth0" (after doing ifdown first), then
it'd get the 111 address it should have, but in at least one case, a
few minutes later I checked and it was back to 131.
I finally shut down the new system and rebooted the DNS server --
after having shut off networking on the new system and restarting
DNSMasq on the DNS. Then I brought up the DNS server, and after that,
brought up the new system. Now it's working and it finally let me
define eth0:0 as well (which it kept choking on before).
So why did it keep getting forced to use the 172.16.7.131 address
instead of the one ending in 111? Did DNSMasq cache the MAC address
or did the new workstation cache the info and reuse it automatically?
What was it that the reboot would have restarted that would allow this
system to finally get the specified address after the reboot?
Thanks for any help or answers on this!