Failover stability?

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at
Wed Jul 5 10:33:11 UTC 2006

>Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 14:05:13 -0400
>From: "Keith Lawson" <Keith.Lawson at>
>To: <dhcp-users at>
>Subject: Failover stability?
>I'm just wondering what the state is of master/slave peer failover. Is
>failover stable enough to be used in a production environment now? 
>I've been testing using 3.0.4 one one subnet  and I'm running into a
>scenario where the master load balances a request to the slave. The
>slave then ignores the request and logs a "peer holds all free leases"
>message. I've been reading through the mailing list archives and
>indications are that these problems are supposed to be resolved in 3.0.4
>but that doesn't seem to be the case. 

I've been running failover for over 5 years (since 3.0.1rc6) on a site
with 3500 PCs and 4500 IP phones, so I think it's perfectly
satisfactory for production use.


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