lease length

David W. Hankins dhankins at
Wed Feb 3 23:33:13 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 10:35:39AM -0800, Jeff Haran wrote:
> Also, the all 1s lease time => infinity seems to be an IPv6 only thing. I couldn't find a reference in the IPv4 DHCP RFCs to any special meaning for a lease time == 0xffffffff, though curiously if you look at the source code to some of the popular clients (e.g. dhcpcd), they seem to think that there is.

RFC 2131, section 3.3, first paragraph.

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