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

Peter Rathlev peter at
Tue Aug 13 08:05:29 UTC 2013

On Sat, 2013-08-10 at 10:03 +0100, Simon Hobson wrote:
> 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,
> Strange. That's certainly not expected behavior.

Exactly what I was thinking, though it didn't bother us enough to try
and duplicate it.

> 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.

I'll see if we can recreate the problem in a smaller setup. The
production setup is 639 subnets with ~540k addresses (~115k active
leases) so it can be difficult to isolate problems.


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