Failover and pools with single machines
tina at zool.unizh.ch
Thu Dec 14 16:01:38 UTC 2006
Am 14.12.2006 um 16:52 schrieb Simon Hobson:
> Tina Siegenthaler wrote:
>>> Failover won't work with such small pools. However, since you will
>>> only have one client/pool then you could simply replicate the
>>> and NOT use failover. The client will get the same address
>>> of which server it took the lease from, and no other client will
>>> the same address from the other server.
>>> You would still need to use failover on the general use pools
>> Does this mean I can just use the same config file (or that part of
>> it with the single-host pools) on 2 dhcp servers at the same time?
>> Won't they get each other in the way?
> Ordinarily, having two independent servers offering the same
> addresses would be a disaster looking for somewhere to happen. It
> will work in this case because you have pools with exactly one
> address which can be leased to exactly one client - so you can't have
> the same address offered to two different clients.
Now, I see. That's why I was sceptic, because usually having 2 dhcpd
servers on the same network is not really what you want to have...
So I'll give this setup a try.
Thanks again for your help,
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