Subject: Re: DHCP 'Release' Request
To: Graham Jenkins <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/05/2000 18:27:37
On Sat, 1 Jan 2000, Graham Jenkins wrote:

> Help!  We have a problem with our NetBSD machines being used as relocatable
> X-Terminals - both i386 and sparc - running 1.4.1, 1.4, and 1.3.x ..
> Specifically - we tend to use these boxes at one location for several weeks,
> then temporarily or otherwise move them to other places (on different LAN
> segments).  So we have them make a DHCP request for an 11-day lease at boot
> time.
	This sounds more like a tech-net question (or even a generic dhcp
	question - have you checked the FAQs ans lists at

> And when they get relocated, sometimes they suck down a new IP address which
> works - and sometimes they suck down their old one - which doesn't work.
> I think what is happening is that the (NT) DHCP servers - over which I have
> no control - decide that a particular MAC address will have a designated IP
> address until it's lease expires - regardless of which segment it is on.
	Just curious - have you nuked /var/db/dhclient.leases* ?