Fixed address inside dynamic range

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Tue Mar 6 14:25:22 UTC 2012

Nuno Marques wrote:

>Isn't there any option so the dhcp server doesn't give a dynamic 
>client one already used fixed address?


>It would be a real pain to reconfigure all my networks (which have 
>lots of hosts inside dynamic range)

You reap the reward for an unplanned (not well managed ?) network.

>Any thoughts?

You may want to consider reserved leases. These act like normal 
leases, but cannot be re-allocated to another client.
So you get the benefit of having a "fixed" address for a client, but 
also the advantages of following the normal lease lifecycle (so DNS 
updates work for example).

Simon Hobson

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