failover timeout

Banana Flex flex.banana at
Wed Apr 7 15:55:23 UTC 2010


you can do a collaboration betwen two servers that send the same subnet, see the man page of dhcpd.conf for many information. you can also configure the timeout. 3 seconds is a good choice

have fun

On Apr 7, 2010, at 5:41 AM, Abu Abdulla alhanbali wrote:

> Hi,
> i would like to know how long it will take the secondary DHCP server
> to start assigning IPs for all users (including the ranges dedicated
> to the primary) in case the primary DHCP is down? is it a
> configurable?
> i would like also to ask if the DHCP can handle 200K users or above
> assuming the H/W is capable and the lease time is big enough (more
> than one week). is it recommended to run multiple instances or let one
> instance handle this number.
> thanks
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