Is there anything new on the DHCP Failover Horizon?

Martin McCormick martin at
Mon Apr 18 16:05:46 UTC 2011

Glenn Satchell writes:
> Something like this will do the partner down. In a previous life I used a
> cron job to run a ping every 30 minutes and run this script if the ping
> failed. Partner down doesn't have to be immediate, just needs to be done
> before you run out of free leases (so the time will depend on the average
> number of free leases, lease duration, and how often new clients come
> along. "name" below is the failover peer name in dhcpd.conf.
	I just posted an attempt to do exactly what you describe
here so please disregard the message containing my script
attempt. Thank you.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
Systems Engineer
OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group

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