[DHCP] Clean up of the dhcpd.leases file
theradio at free.fr
Mon Mar 19 19:16:25 UTC 2012
Deleting the leases file erases the records concerning the dynamic
association between mac addresses and IP addresses. Therefore, the
server may give already allocated addresses when restarted.
Hopefully, the server (and more and more hosts do the same) checks on
the network if the IP address is already in use. BUT, if it gets no
answer (the host may be temporarily inaccessible), a conflict MAY arise.
Probability is low, but not null.
Le 19/03/2012 18:39, Ashley M. Kirchner a écrit :
> That's actually exactly what I do, just delete the file. Static
> IPs are defined in dhcp.conf, not in .leases. The .leases file just
> gets updated every time there's a connection change. I have yet to
> see any ill behavior from deleting it. All the systems on the network
> will at some point renew without a problem.
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