DHCP don't acknowledges more than 80 users??

Joe in MPLS joe at gracenpeace.net
Fri Dec 5 18:04:54 UTC 2008

Simon Hobson wrote:
> Joe in MPLS wrote:
>> IIRC... failover peers split the address pools for each subnet with 
>> each peer getting half of the addresses. A peer won't claim the other 
>> half of the addresses until its partner is down long enough to be 
>> considered (more or less) permanently down. Do you have 160 addresses 
>> in that subnet's pool?
> I thought you had to explicitly set a server to "partner down" state 
> for it to take over all addresses. This is because there are faults 
> that can result in both servers being up and able to communicate with 
> clients, but not communicate with each other - therefore you cannot 
> assume that just because you can't talk to the partner, it's down.
Right. So in my case (since I forgot that) it would be a reeeeeeeeally 
long time.

          cheers   ...jgm

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