"peer holds all free leases" message

Simon Hobson dhcp at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Mar 14 07:36:38 UTC 2006

Kirsten Petersen wrote:
>Another piece of information wrt this problem: in the course of
>troubleshooting this, my colleague noticed that the time was way off
>between the two servers - by an hour, actually.
>Could this time mismatch issue be responsible for the servers getting out
>of sync with each other?

It's come up many times on this list before, and IIRC, things don't 
work right unless the servers are within a couple of seconds. NTP is 
generally recommended - personally I'd recommend ntp anyway even if 
it wasn't required by the dhcp servers.


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