Question about DHCPRELEASE

Darren perl-list at
Fri Jul 28 15:01:22 UTC 2006

Thank you again! :)

I am just trying to cover all bases so that our database of used and 
free IP Addresses (that we create by tailing the log file) is as 
accurate as possible.

David W. Hankins wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 08:27:48AM -0400, Darren wrote:
>> As always, you have been very helpful.  For clarity's sake then, 
>> DHCPRELEASE (when sent - which usually only happens when a user manually 
>> invokes such a thing) does indeed truncate the lease and immediately 
>> move the IP Address to a FREE or BACKUP state yes?
> Yes, the previous answer you received, that the lease is moved
> to FREE, was correct.
> It MAY be moved to BACKUP later on, but this is a separate
> process.

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