dhcp-failover rejected

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Wed May 20 14:51:17 UTC 2009

> I have two Solaris 10 servers running DHCP 3.1.2 in failover.
> I am not sure the failover is working, /var/adm/messages has a bunch  
> of the following messages in it.
> "dhcp-failover rejected: incoming update is less critical than  
> outgoing update"

You're fine. As far as I know these messages correspond to the following
point in the Release Notes:

- Failover BNDUPD messages are now discarded if they conflict with an
  update that has been transmitted, but not acknowledged.

and can therefore be safely ignored.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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