dhcp fails with big dhcpd.leases

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Aug 31 18:09:34 UTC 2010

Sten Carlsen wrote:

>You showed that your range also had in it, that is valid 
>but may cause some clients to behave "funny".

I'd missed that.

>subnet netmask {
>    authoritative;
>    option subnet-mask;
>    option routers;
>    option domain-name "moben";
>    option domain-name-servers;
>    option interface-mtu 1450;
>    default-lease-time 72000;
>    max-lease-time 72000;
>    range;

That range is over a quarter of a million addresses. Does the server 
still have issues with very large ranges ? I vaguely recall there 
used to be issues with memory usage and startup times.

It does sound a rather excessive number of addresses - even for a 
public access point.

Simon Hobson

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