maximum lease times?

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Wed Apr 20 06:48:01 UTC 2011

Alan Buxey wrote:

>sorry for a rather bland question but does anyone know
>of any possible issues with slightly longer lease times and
>OS support?

I used to run leases of several weeks at my last job.

Interestingly I had one device (a printer) which would not take a 
lease and I had to manually configure it. I found out later that it 
required a lease of at least 2 years before it would accept it !

In principal, the longest lease possible at the moment is about 27 
years - time "ends" for Unix type systems in 2038 when the 32 bit 
counter rolls over.

Simon Hobson

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