Failover stability (peer holds all free leases)
David W. Hankins
David_Hankins at isc.org
Wed Jul 5 16:20:48 UTC 2006
On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 10:55:28AM -0400, Keith Lawson wrote:
> - win2k pc gets a lease
> - manually release that lease
> - when I attempt to renew, primary server gets DHCPREQUEST and sends a
> DHCPACK. Then I see a DHCPDISCOVER message from the client that gets
> load balanced to the slave server.
> - The slave server sees a DHCPREQUEST for an IP that the master holds so
> sends a DHCPNAK message.
What version is this?
The above doesn't describe any ISC DHCP failover behaviour I'm aware
If the lease is owned by the primary, it will simply fail to answer...it
won't NAK on that basis. All you should get is "lease owned by peer"
> Shouldn't the client accept the first DHCPACK and never send the
> DISCOVER message?
The client shouldn't send a DHCPREQUEST if it has DHCPRELEASEd its
The DHCPDISCOVER should be the first message it transmits.
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