Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Aug 9 15:25:02 UTC 2006

At 10:43 -0400 9/8/06, Darren wrote:
>Does anyone know what the server does with the lease (if exist) when it
>receives this message (all IPs have been changed to protect the
>guilty).  Further, does anyone know why a client would send such a message?:
>Jul 12 21:09:52 dhcp-1 dhcpd: DHCPDECLINE of from
>00:11:11:7b:83:da (BRENDA1) via not found

It's client specific, but typically it means that the client is 
unhappy in some way with what it's been offered and wants a different 
lease. The only time I've seen it is if the client does an ARP on the 
address it's been offered and finds that something else is using it.


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