Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Apr 16 14:31:11 UTC 2010

Darren wrote:

>It is indeed a host record with fixed-address statement.  So there 
>is no lease to release from the DHCP server's perspective.  The 
>client thinks there is, however, and seems to have no way to tell. 
>Is this a wise design choice?  I know it has been that way for a 
>long time, but technically the address was "leased" from the 
>client's perspective.

That's OK, the server won't lease it to anything else - by the simple 
method of not having it included in any pool.

The newer versions include the facility for reserved leases - tied to 
one client, but still goes though the normal dynamic lifecycle.

Simon Hobson

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