DHCPD not recording static IP address leases. - Trying again.

Brent L. Bates blbates at vigyan.com
Thu Mar 16 15:40:40 UTC 2006

     I was wondering about that.  For some reason, the email list server
deleted the entire contents of my message, except for my signature.  I'll try
again.  This time with out my signature.

     I don't know if this is a bug, feature, or if I just haven't configured
dhcpd correctly, but our static/fixed IP address leases are not being recorded
in the dhcpd.leases file.  We have a `subnet' set up of our class C IP
addresses and we have a part of that as a `range' for leases.  Dynamic clients
get IP addresses from the range with out problems and record their leases in
the dhcpd.leases file.  We have about a dozen hosts that we give fixed IP
addresses based on their MAC address.  None of these are recorded in the
dhcpd.leases file.  The `host' entries look like this:

   host hostname {
      hardware ethernet MAC_address;
      fixed-address IP_address;
      default-lease-time 2592000;       # 30 Days

     The IP addresses in the `host' sections are not in the range given by the
`range' option.  The server complained when it was.
     We'd like to have one file we can check to see what leases have been
given out and when.
     We're running all of this on a system running Scientific Linux 3.0.5 with
kernel 2.4.21-37 (this OS is based on Redhat Linux 3.0.5).  We're running the
lastest DHCP server, 3.0.4b3.
     Thanks for any help.

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