[mythtv-users] first build, $695 - extra eyes, please

Stackpole, Chris CStackpole at barbnet.com
Fri Jun 5 13:26:20 UTC 2009

> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Yeechang Lee
> Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] first build, $695 - extra eyes, please
> Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> says:
> > That, or the standard DHCP servers included with or available for
> > most Linux distros. The DHCP servers in a lot of home routers are,
> > let's say, lacking.
> I've always used third-party router firmware (currently Tomato) on my
> WRT54G to get static IPs and other benefits. What, if anything, would
> I gain by running dnsmasq on one of my Linux boxes?

If you are running Tomato, then you can set up a DHCP reservation based
on MAC Address. That way it always gets the same IP. It has been over a
year since my Linksys-converted-to-tomato device died but I know that
feature is in there somewhere (or was and I don't think it likely they
took it out). Most firmware has something like this so you shouldn't
need to do much more then a bit of research on DHCP reservations on your

Hope this helps.

Have fun!

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