DHCP failover and fixed-address

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Mon Mar 3 09:58:04 UTC 2008


we're currently using ISC dhcpd 3.0.3 in a failover setup. From previous 
discussions I think I know (but am uncertain) that 3.0.3 does not support 
host statements with fixed-address in failover mode. However, it seems to 
work (somewhat). We have many lines like this:

host ap1200-ustb-ort-1                  {hardware ethernet 

They are in both our server's configs. Both servers are configured as 
helper-addresses on our Cisco routers. Both servers get and serve the 
requests. I don't think there's any harm in that, but I wanted to make sure 

Also, ISTR that some newer version of dhcpd properly supports such 
scenarios, but I haven't been able to find anything in the release notes. 
Am I confused?

Thanks, Sebastian
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