Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Sep 7 19:44:34 UTC 2012

John Miller wrote:
>After sending a DHCPOFFER packet to a client, how long will dhcpd 
>wait before discarding that offer?  My boss asked me this earlier 
>today, and I didn't have a good answer, nor did I see anything 
>definitive in RFC 2131 or the dhcpd docs.

It's two minutes I think. If you look in the leases file, you'll see 
a lease record created before the lease is offered. If the client 
subsequently requests the lease, then a new record with the admin set 
length will be created.

Dunno if there are any config options to change this, or if you'd 
need to recompile.

Simon Hobson

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