Subject: Re: NetBSD-1.4: DHCP setup
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/1999 10:59:19
On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 08:19:52AM -0400, Ted Lemon wrote:
> > I did that.  The static lease is based on the first lease that the
> > DHCP server gave me.  I creamed /var/db/dhclient.leases and rebooted -
> > server keeps giving me the same lease:
> You shouldn't declare a static lease that's the same as what the
> server gave you - that's simply incorrect.   What if the server
> decides you're done using it because you didn't renew, and gives it to
> some other client?  

Assuming a fairly new DHCPD, it should ping the address before giving
it out.

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