client request preferred IP address

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Thu Jul 19 16:45:40 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 11:35:50AM -0500, Jeff Weber wrote:
> Could the server hold an active lease on this IP while the laptop has been 
> removed from the network?

Yes - and RFC2131 requires this, because the client (if it can't reach
the DHCP server) is justified in using its old lease.

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