"deny duplicates;" not working?

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Thu Jan 10 05:40:49 UTC 2013

> > What you really want is the long asked for ability to prefer MAC address
> > (only) and ignore the UID. This is unfortunately not possible with the
> > current ISC DHCP.
> >
> > I believe that if you look back in the archives you may find a patch
> > which implements this - but for a previous version of ISC DHCP. Current
> > status of this patch is unknown.
> We have an implementation of this applicable to current release 
> versions, I'm pretty sure it was submitted to ISC but I don't think we 
> ever heard back on it. Our use case was computing labs that dual booted 
> windows/linux, where windows used a UID and didn't like to release the 
> address. Without this feature, we would have needed to allocate twice as 
> many IP addresses to each lab. I don't think it's currently posted 
> anywhere, but if anyone's interested we could put it up or send it direct.

It would be very nice if you could publish this patch on the net. I am
definitely interested myself, and sure others are too.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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