How to not allocate any address to a specific host?

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Mon Mar 13 17:12:07 UTC 2006

On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 02:35:42PM +0100, David Landgren wrote:
> Glenn Satchell wrote:
> > The simple way is to use:
> > 
> > host obsolete1 {
> > 	hardware 00:0a:e4:36:7b:4b;
> > 	deny booting;
> > }
> Excellent!

Note that if you use this method, there's a bug in versions 3.0.2 and
prior that may apply 'deny booting;' to every client that attempts to
boot after the one you denied, until you restart the server.

This was fixed in 3.0.3b2.

So it's best to upgrade.

So long as you're upgrading, I'd like you to try 3.0.4b3 and tell
us how it goes.

If no one says stop it's going to be rc1 this week (as soon as my
boss gets off a plane), and that means it will probably be made 3.0.4
final while I'm hanging out in a bar at IETF 65 in Dallas.

David W. Hankins		"If you don't do it right the first time,
Software Engineer			you'll just have to do it again."
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.		-- Jack T. Hankins

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