sten at s-carlsen.dk
Tue Jan 8 22:27:33 UTC 2008
Mitch Collinsworth wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Bruce Hudson wrote:
>> The normal reason is that the client does a gratuitous ARP to check
>> that the IP address is not already in use. If if is, it declines the
>> lease and the server abandons the address. The server will not re-use an
>> abandoned address unless there are no others available; in which case it
>> uses the previously abandoned addresses as a last resort.
> Hmm... perhaps the server could be changed use gratuitous ARP instead
> of ping-before-offer. This it seems to me would have better results in
> these days where many clients no longer respond to ping. (Not as a
> solution to the current problem under discussion, just to the general
> "I wonder if this IP is still in use" problem.)
That would work if you don't have any routers in between.
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