randomizing lease renewal?
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
>then there is no way to map past activity to a specific client ID.
>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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