dhcpd lease problems?
dhcp at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Jun 6 12:55:09 UTC 2006
Kim Halavakoski wrote:
>If a need arises for static address for a host I have just added a
>host declaration for that host and MAC to the dhcp.conf.
>Now it seems like dhcpd is giving out leases from the range
>10.0.0.20-10.0.0.254 and sometimes assigns even the IP-addresses that
>I have put in as host declarations for the static hosts...
You told it that it can use 20-254 and that's what it's doing.
>How is this supposed to work? Should dhcpd be able to see that it
>doesn't assing out a dynamic address from the range configured IF
>there is a host declaration for that IP? Or should I try to change
>the pool range to 10.0.0.100 10.0.0.254 and then assign the host
>declarations between 10.0.0.20 - 10.0.0.99?
The assumption is that the network administrator will configure it properly :-)
Seriously, it's impossible to test for all possible combinations of
misconfiguration (this being but one). As you've discovered, with
great power and flexibility comes a responsibility to configure it
correctly - there should be no overlap between fixed addresses and
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