Authoritative use.

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Fri Oct 13 06:51:49 UTC 2006

Keith Woodworth wrote:

>|->>Is the use of Authoritative a required command to use in a subnet
>|->Not necessarily in the subnet declaration (it is usually a global
>|->option), but it is required somewhere in scope for the server to act
>|->correctly (NACK invalid requests).
>Thats what I thought, that it is required somewhere, but was not sure
>exactly where. Ive got 12 subnet declarations on the new server. Can I
>just put authoritative in here:
>option domain-name "";
>ddns-update-style none;
>ddns-updates off;
>omapi-port 7911;
>As those are outside any of the subnets.

Yes, if you put it in the global scope it will be applied to all subnets.

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