Failover strangeness

Greg G ggersh at
Fri Oct 13 14:01:37 UTC 2006

Glenn Satchell wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 08:56:04 -0400
>> From: Greg G <ggersh at>
>> To: dhcp-users at
>> Subject: Re: Failover strangeness
>> David W. Hankins wrote:
>>> On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 12:28:30PM -0400, Greg G wrote:
>>>>    STOS? I'm not familiar with that.  I see a reference to it in the 
>>> "Start Time Of Service" - the time at which the server entered
>>> a given state (in this case, partner-down).
>>   I think that might be part of the problem.  At no time is either 
>> server going into partner-down.  They never get out of 
>> communications-interrupted.  The man page says something about forcing a 
>> server into partner-down, but never gives a specific enough example that 
>> I can figure out how actually to do it via omapi.  (I still can't figure 
>> out how to open the partner state object.)  I don't want to have to 
>> restart the primary server to do it, as I'm somewhat allergic to editing 
>> the lease file.
> If the two servers never get out of communications-interrupted, then
> there is some sort of networking or configuration problem. If the two
> servers can communicate then they should move to normal pretty
> quickly.
    I'm not sure what you're trying to say here.

   The secondary dhcp server is down, but the running server is still 
showing as being in communications-interrupted.  It never gets to 

-Greg G

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