limitations of the protocol

loganathan Govindaraj loganosc at
Fri Jun 26 11:03:06 UTC 2009

 Hi  all

 under the section limitation of the protocol in

" A subset of the address pool is reserved for secondary server  use.  In
order to handle the failure case where both servers
 are able to communicate with DHCP clients, but unable to communicate with
each other, a subset of the IP address pool must
  be set aside as a private address pool for the secondary server.  The
secondary can use these to service newly arrived
   DHCP clients during such a period.  The required size of this private
pool is based only on the arrival rate of new DHCP clients and the length of
expected downtime, and is not influenced in any way by the total number of
DHCP clients support by the server pair.".

Can one some one clarify whether the above mentioned process is
automatically done by the fail over protocol ?

if so how

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