DHCP DISCOVERs but no OFFERs - update

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Mon Mar 19 12:01:09 UTC 2007


I have DHCP logs and packet traces that show the DHCP server does not try
the next free one until it gets another DHCP Discover...is this WAD?


-----Original Message-----
From: dhcp-users-bounce at isc.org [mailto:dhcp-users-bounce at isc.org] On Behalf
Of David W. Hankins
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 3:57 AM
To: dhcp-users at isc.org
Subject: Re: DHCP DISCOVERs but no OFFERs - update

On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 03:19:47PM -0500, Frank Bulk wrote:
> Why doesn't the DHCP server mark that IP address as abandoned and then go
> to the next free one and run another ping ahead, rather than wait for the

That is precisely what the server does do.  Except that 'abandoned' is
a lease state, and abandoned leases are allocated only as a last resort.

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