ICMP echo reply late or spurious

Andreas Heinlein aheinlein at gmx.com
Wed Apr 23 13:25:11 UTC 2008


I have come across a strange error message in our logs. It says:
"...dhcpd: ICMP Echo reply for late or spurious"

I did not find much with Google, and I don't understand it from looking
at the source code either. It happens with multiple adresses (about six
or seven different addresses in the last two weeks). I guess it has
something to do with pinging the leases before offering them to the

I am using dhcpd 3.0.4 on Linux (Debian/etch), the clients are Ubuntu

Any idea what's going on?

Thank you,

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