dhcpd leases: abandonded

Glenn Satchell glenn.satchell at uniq.com.au
Mon May 3 23:41:55 UTC 2010

On 05/04/10 02:39, Jeff Stettenbenz wrote:
> In the log below, I would like to respond to your statement that abandoned
 > leases are not related to declined ones. While it may be a rule, in 
 > on this particular version, you can see that the lease is declined, 
then marked
> abandoned, then reclaimed and immediately reused. Please correct me if I misunderstand,
> when you see “Abandoning IP address xx.xx.xx.xx :declined – this means the IP is marked abandoned?
> Apr 28 05:11:41 -dhcp-01 dhcpd: Abandoning IP address
> declined.

No, I don't believe this is marking the lease as Abandoned. dhcpd is 
only giving up using that IP for that client.

If you quickly look in the lease file it won't have the word 
"abandoned;" in the lease.

As I said it is perhaps an unfortunate choice of words in the log entry.


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