Question about dhcp-client-identifier

Darren perl-list at
Wed Aug 22 17:55:34 UTC 2007

I was only able to find this entry for billing-class, or just the word 
billing in general, in the man pages:
$> man dhcpd
billing-class handle examine
            the handle to the class to which this lease is currently 
billed, if any (the class object is not currently supported).

--- nothing found in the other dhcpd related man pages. ---

$> find /usr/share/man/man*/ | xargs grep -i billing
/usr/share/man/man1/perlirix.1:(David Billinghurst 
<David.Billinghurst at>)
/usr/share/man/man3p/times.3p:The term ``charge'' in this context has 
nothing to do with billing
/usr/share/man/man8/dhcpd.8:.B billing-class \fIhandle\fR examine
$> find /usr/local/share/man/man*/ | xargs grep -i billing

I assume that means that this is not yet implemented (version 3.1.0)?  
Obviously class appears alot, but not in combination with billing.

David W. Hankins wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 09:01:07AM -0400, Darren wrote:
>> Yes - we would definitely like the clients to be completely broken - 
>> basically, we don't want there to be two devices with the same mac to be 
>> able to get two different ips, period!  It makes it awfully hard to 
>> figure out who had what ip address when if two people have the same mac 
>> and continue that way indefinitely.
> billing class.

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