3.1.1 Failover Speed (was: Re: 4.1.0a1 Failover sync speed)

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Thu May 29 15:23:12 UTC 2008

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 11:03:42AM -0400, Michael Kaegler wrote:
>> Best practise says that you should not have fixed-address devices
>> inside your dynamic ranges.
> Not an option at the moment, random addresses were allocated from all over 
> the subnet in the old system. We'd have literally hundreds of pool 
> statements (x140 subnets. Unworkable.)

It would be fairly easy to programmatically alter the config file to 
split the ranges around the fixed-addresses.

> But like I said, this is tested working. Despite what you're both saying, 
> practical testing has shown that an address in a pool will not be handed 
> out if there is a fixed-address statement for it.

That goes against every recommendation, documentation, and experience 
I have ever seen.  Of course, the code is the final authority on this.  
I haven't looked at the code myself, but I've seen the authors of the 
code say that your experience isn't enforced by the code.

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