Clients changing addresses (Was:DHCP "static" assignments)

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Sat Aug 10 09:03:13 UTC 2013

Peter Rathlev wrote:
>We had three clients and nothing else on a /24 network and they kept
>getting assigned new addresses if the old lease was expired, e.g. over a
>weekend. The client identifiers didn't change, neither according to the
>lease file on the server nor according to tcpdump. When we changed the
>lease-time to 3 days instead they kept their addresses across weekends.

Strange. That's certainly not expected behavior.

It could be interesting to see config, log entries, and lease entries if you can reproduce the problem. Perhaps someone here could see a reason.

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