DHCPRELEASE on a bootP Address

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Aug 5 14:37:26 UTC 2011

David Forrest wrote:

>But why would a statically configured IP be sending a DHCPRELEASE 
>packet anyway?

It isn't !
As far as the client is concerned, it is **NOT** statically 
configured - it's been dynamically configured by DHCP. The fact that 
the DHCP server may have a static assignment is both irrelevant and 
invisible to the client.

As such, the client is free to release it's lease at any time should 
it decide to de-configure a network interface. It doesn't need 
permission from the server to do so.

Simon Hobson

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