How To Reassign a Static ip address with dnsmasq
On your router you can assign static ip addresses for various machines
in your network, by writing the reservations in the file
These will be in the form as below.
dhcp-host=<mac address>,<ip address>
So here's how you transfer an existing static ip address assignment to
a new client machine. Begin by editting the file
your router, and update the mac address associated with the intended
Next, temporarily stop dnsmasq.
systemctl stop dnsmasq
Next shutdown networking on the new client machine. Shutting the machine down might work,
or the command
dhclient -v -r might get the job done (you will lose the connection).
Now on the router, edit the file
/var/lib/misc/dnsmasq.leases, and delete the pre-existing
lease for the old client machine that will no longer exist.
Restart dnsmasq on the router,
and then restart networking on the new client machine.