What's the trick to dnsmasq.conf.add with manual assignments?

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Is there a trick to using dnsmasq.conf.add? All I'm doing is putting dhcp-host lines into it...

I've tried :
chmod a+rx /jffs/configs/dnsmasq.conf.add
nvram set jffs2_scripts=1

  • Even though this was already set in the web gui
The lines I'd like get added to : /tmp/etc/dnsmasq.conf but the manually assigned addresses don't show up in the web gui? I assume the should? I've tried a variety of formats including the prescribed format from this forum:

And the way I noticed the router putting them in:

I haven't confirmed whether the clients still pull the addresses but I sort of expect they won't?

This is running Asuswrt-Merlin 386.2 on an RT-AC86U that is currently meshed with an AC68U and an XT8.



Part of the Furniture
... but the manually assigned addresses don't show up in the web gui? I assume the should?
No, they won't. The GUI is unaware of the changes you have made to the config file.


New Around Here

Thanks for the response - I did not know this existed and am coming up on the internal limit so it'll be useful.

While I have your attention - are you aware of any solutions to reserve/manually assign addresses on a AiMesh guest network sync'd to all nodes (so that dnsmasq/dhcp will distribute them vs. hard coding the device itself)? Will YazFi do this (though I'm not sure of the YazFi status on the 386.* firmware - last I read you were working on it and it was complexicated)?

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