"deny duplicates;" not working?

Neff, Glen glen.neff at emc.com
Thu Jan 10 14:44:21 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.

Yes, I would like access to it as well.


 * Glen R. J. Neff
 * USD Lab Operations Infrastructure Team
 * glen.neff at emc.com
 * EMC^2 == E^2

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