Maximum possible value for *-lease-time?
dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Jan 11 15:59:05 UTC 2008
David W. Hankins wrote:
>The DHCP protocol wire transfers relative timestamps, not absolute
>timestamps, because it's too hard to synchronize clocks. So 2038 only
>comes into play if the system(s) scheduling timeouts (on either side
>of the DHCP protocol) have a 32-bit time_t.
>Ostensibly, between now and 2038 your OS will upgrade past that.
So it's probably best not to go beyond 29 year leases at the moment then ;-)
While I doubt there are that many uses for leases measure din years,
I did come across a device that wouldn't accept a lease shorter than
2 years !
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