Does DHCP server take IPs back from sleeping systems before its lease expires?

Sukhdeep Johar sukhdeep at
Fri Dec 7 18:12:30 UTC 2007

that's right Alex.


On 12/7/07, Alex <rootemail at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a quick question here: If the IP addresses of a
> certain scope are exhausted, how does DHCP server
> handle new requests? In such situations, will DHCP
> server checks if there are any inactive systems, and
> if so, get IPs from these sleeping systems? I don't
> think this is the case. I believe if a lease is not
> expired, DHCP server won't take the IP back for a new
> request, even if the IP owner is sleeping at current
> time. Is it true?
> Thank you in advance!
> nz

But for the last minute,... Nothing would get done.
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