parse problem with pool balance statements

Glenn Satchell glenn.satchell at
Tue Mar 15 14:47:41 UTC 2011

On 03/16/11 00:45, jeffrey j donovan wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2011, at 9:10 AM, Ana Gallardo Gómez wrote:
>> max-lease-misbalance 15;
>> max-lease-ownership 10;
> For info, please visit
> /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf.primary line 36: expecting number.
> max-lease-misbalance
> this should be for secondary config, not needed for primary.
> google sent me this
> page you reference is 6 years old. I have use it many times 
in the past and it describes a nice basic failover config. However, it 
predates the current pool balancing algorithm, so it doesn't mention any 
of these settings:

     max-lease-misbalance 15;
     max-lease-ownership 10;
     min-balance 60;
     max-balance 3600;

Since these are the default values anyway, you could just comment them 
out. A useful way of debugging these kind of things is to comment out 
the lines that give an error, even if they look right, one at a time. 
Eventually things will either work or it will become apparent which line 
is causing the problem.

Sometimes the parse engine trips up on a previous line, but doesn't 
report a problem until a following line.

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