Short Leases for PXE-Clients

Eustace, Glen G.Eustace at
Sun May 20 19:56:42 UTC 2007

> I'm using isc-dhcpd v.3.0.3 and have several PXE-clients. Because of
the PXE-boot these clients
> take two leases (one for the PXE-networkcard without an UID and one
for the OS with an UID).

Hi David,

Is there any chance of incorporating the patch, or at least its
functionality in the mainstream relase that will ignore the UID and just
use the MAC Address and have an option to enable it.  I know this is a
violation of the protocol but it seems to me there are enough people who
have environments where the behaviour (according to the protocol) causes
major issues.

We have struggled with this is our PC Labs (they use PXE) and our
Macintosh Labs (when they are netbooting). All our workarounds are a


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