Failover question

Eric Helm helmwork at
Sat Oct 7 17:34:25 UTC 2006

Simon Hobson wrote:

>> This I because I plan to have a pools down to just 1 IP address and thus
>> if the secondary has handed out the lease how does it show on the
>> primary?
> I don't believe it works well with only one address in a pool - it's 
> not possible to balance zero or one free lease !
> What are you trying to achieve, there may be better ways of doing it.

I have a similar scenario, where  have a hundreds of pools with only 1
IP address in the range. This is used to assign a static IP based on
option 82 information for FTTP ONT units.
So far it seems to work fine in a failover configuration.
What other ways could be used in this situation?


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