DHCP transactions per second

Bruce Hudson Bruce.Hudson at Dal.Ca
Mon Jun 18 20:09:45 UTC 2007

> In short, DHCP is reserving 4 ip's addresses three of which have 2 min
> lease times, which will eventually expire.  The last IP address is
> assigned to the client in a normal fashion.  Does this pretty much sum
> it up?

   Not quite. For each of the "duplicates", that arrive in the 2 minute
window, the server will find the existing lease. The server will normally
reserve the SAME address 4 times, with each successive lease over-riding
the earlier one. It will then do the same thing, although with longer
leases, when the client broadcasts is request and the server sees it four
Bruce A. Hudson				| Bruce.Hudson at Dal.CA
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