Static Allocation Not Working

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Wed Aug 16 18:21:45 UTC 2006

Aaron Thompson wrote:

>If I used an address from the pool for a host statement could I have 
>duplicate addresses? Or does the server know it's in use by the host

The server does not track static address assignments and will quite 
happily give out an address to a dynamic client that is also 
configured to be used by another device via a host statement. 
Especially with the number of personal firewalls that block pings, a 
duplicate address is very possible (almost inevitable in some 


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