Using dnsmasq on Asuswrt-merlin to ignore MAC addresses
Here’s another ‘for posterity’ type post.
I forgot I had configured my WiFi router to ignore certain MAC addresses and when I tried to put that machine on the Network today I had a rude awakening. Using the asuswrt-merlin firmware on my RT-AC66U router, I had configured things to allow 2 machines to be served DHCP from another PC so that I could run Cobbler on that machine and boot/kickstart these two hosts just by hitting the power button. But when I disconnected this Cobbler server at the beginning of my renovation, I forgot the MAC addresses were being ignored by the router.
In order to enable these MAC addresses on the WiFi router I first tried to comment the lines out, but then instead moved the config file to root’s home dir. Also I had to reboot the router: