Watching performance on a DHCP Server
dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Mon Feb 11 17:13:23 UTC 2008
Blake Hudson wrote:
>I'm assuming that the main advantage to a short lease time is that
>hosts that join and leave a network give their leases up more
>rapidly (keeping IP pool usage as low as possible). The main
>advantage to longer lease times being load on the DHCP server. If I
>have a relatively stable network (only known macs are allowed) then
>it seems like a longer lease time (say 7-14 days) is more
>appropriate. And on a relatively stable cable or DSL network
>anything between 5-7 days seems acceptable? Volatile networks (wifi
>hotspots?) would probably benefit from a 1 hour or shorter lease
>Does it sound like I am in the right ballpark with these figures?
Yes, that is more or less it.
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