DHCP lease order

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Fri Jan 23 19:22:48 UTC 2009

This has been oft-asked on this list.  The order in which DHCP hands out
leases from its free list is not defined in the RFCs and those who implement
are free to do what they want.  That said, there's no way in ISC's version
of specify the order.


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[mailto:dhcp-users-bounces at lists.isc.org] On Behalf Of Brendan Forsyth
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 11:44 AM
To: dhcp-users at isc.org
Subject: DHCP lease order

Our dhcp server gives out leases from the end of the subnet back to the

Is it possible to reverse this ordering?


Brendan Forsyth
Senior System Administrator
Poudre Valley Health Care
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Fort Collins CO 80525
bff at pvhs.org
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