DHCP static leases

Brandon Munger bmunger at edison.edu
Mon Jan 26 16:28:31 UTC 2009

Yes, it is defined as a host declaration with the fixed-address.
How are reserved leases defined?  Can it be defined in the host
declaration area?  Thank you.


Simon Hobson wrote:
> Brandon Munger wrote:
>> Yes those static leases are in the range.  We use this for IP 
>> printers so what we normally
>> do is turn the printer on, let it get an IP address, then go into the 
>> dhcpd.conf and add
>> that as a static address.
> I assume by "static lease" you mean "host declaration with fixed 
> address" ?
> If that is the case then you MUST NOT have the static address included 
> in any dynamic range<period>
> If you have the address in a dynamic range then you are telling the 
> server that the address is available for leasing to clients, so it 
> does just that. I think version 4 introduces a facility for reserved 
> leases - so you could continue dynamically allocating addresses, and 
> then simply set the lease to reserved so it cannot be given to any 
> other client.

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