max-lease-time and default-lease-time relationship

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Wed Apr 14 13:50:28 UTC 2010

Randall C Grimshaw wrote:

>I would like to revisit the relationship between 
>max-lease-time and default-lease-time.
>The current document example show these to be the same
>The handbook and man documentation doesn't 
>detail the interaction beyond a hint in the 
>default-lease-time about the duration requested 
>by a clientŠ but how does this behave in the 
>context of mac-address affinity for example.

default-lease-time will be used if a client 
doesn't request a specific lease time. The client 
requested time, or default-lease-time if the 
client doesn't specify one, is then limited by 
min-lease-time and max-lease-time.

It should have no effect on anything else (such as mac-affinity).

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