Distributing DNS load via DHCP

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Dec 16 22:28:43 UTC 2011

Jeff Wieland wrote:

>For some reason, in the case where there are two pools like below, I'm
>thinking that dhcpd (at least the 3.X releases) will take alternate taking
>addresses from each pool.

No, it's never done that.

V3.x allocates unused addresses top down - ie numerically highest 
address first. V4 seems to have reversed that.
Once there are no "never used" addresses, previously used ones are 
recycled on a least recently used basis.

Simon Hobson

Visit http://www.magpiesnestpublishing.co.uk/ for books by acclaimed
author Gladys Hobson. Novels - poetry - short stories - ideal as
Christmas stocking fillers. Some available as e-books.

More information about the dhcp-users mailing list