client request preferred IP address

Jeff Weber jweber at
Wed Jul 18 15:53:54 UTC 2007

Is there a mechanism to specify a preferred IP address to pass to the DHCP 
client?  That is, I'd like a specific IP address from the DHCP server, if the 
IP address is available.  If not, I'll take whatever the server has 

I scanned the dhclient.conf man page, and didn't find any means to do this via 
the config file.

Jeff Weber
American Superconductor Corp.

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