a Strange Deletion

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at isc.org
Wed Mar 22 19:35:05 UTC 2006

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 11:13:52AM -0700, Michael Loftis wrote:
> Mor seriously it does sound like a bit of a bug in DHCPd but....since 
> there's NO authentication for DHCPd leases and leased names, anyone 
> could've claimed to have that static name, and then when their lease 
> expired, it was removed.

I dunno for ad-hoc updates.

But in interim updates (which are the only ones you sould be using if
you use any at all), the name is only removed if the lease state has a
record indicating that the server successfully added the forward map,
and even then only if the TXT record matches what it's supposed to.

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