about /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-eth0.leases

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Sat Feb 3 17:44:33 UTC 2007

hitesh sharma wrote:

>If i use the fixed-address , when there is no dhcp server in lan , 
>then what happen when a server comes into lan ? will client 
>automatically detect that, or what?

No, if you configure your client to use a fixed address it will not 
attempt to use a dhcp server.

>if my machine boot with fixed-address , there is no
>entry in any leases file , it is right or what ?

Correct. Though if you have previously used dhcp there may well be a 
leases file left behind with stale information in it.

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