Can fixed addresses ever be taken by dynamic ranges

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Wed Jun 6 18:59:15 UTC 2007

R Landster wrote:

>It would be nice if the service had the option to reserve fixed-address
>addresses as really reserved.

IIRC 3.1 now has reserved leases - ie once you tag a lease as 
reserved then it will never be given to any other device. If you want 
to create a new reserved lease you can either connect the device and 
then tag whatever it gets, or create a skeleton lease that will get 
expanded when the client first connects.

It also gets around the problem that fixed addresses do not a) go 
through the lease issue/expiry process, or b) get ddns.

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