randomizing lease renewal?

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Mar 30 15:28:15 UTC 2007

Shane Kerr wrote:

>One possible alternative reason is for the privacy of the users.
>If leases are relatively short and the server does not maintain 
>long-term logs,
>then there is no way to map past activity to a specific client ID. 
>This protects
>users from both the black hats (like evil hackers compromising the server box)
>and from the white hats (like court orders to report who is using a 
>given IP at
>a given time).

OK, so make that two valid reasons.

The other one was to manage user expectations - ie avoid a user 
getting so used to having the same address that they assume it is 
fixed and then complain if it does change !

Still, we've had a LOT more requests for the other reason :-(

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