DHCP with DNSMasq



  • Is there any reason pfsense is not using the local DHCP server built into dnsmasq. dnsmasq was created to be both a dhcp server and dns forwarder. Seems like it would save RAM and disk space to use it for both.



  • @LawnMowerGuy1:

    Is there any reason pfsense is not using the local DHCP server built into dnsmasq. dnsmasq was created to be both a dhcp server and dns forwarder. Seems like it would save RAM and disk space to use it for both.

    Inherited from m0n0wall.  But at this point I doubt any developer wants to spend their own time to convert… Not to mention I trust ISC for serving DHCP more than dnsmasq.. Nothing against dnsmasq but ISC knows the protocol quite well.



  • I also guess we would lose some features like dhcp syncing between carp clustermembers and such.



  • @hoba:

    I also guess we would lose some features like dhcp syncing between carp clustermembers and such.

    That is also correct. DNSMasq has no clustering capabilities.



  • OK fair enough, thanks guys


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