Retaining information between DHCP requests

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Thu Oct 9 20:32:02 UTC 2014

Bill Shirley <Bill at> wrote:

> DHCP is going to either honor the class statement and use the 1st subnet or
> honor the host statement and not use a pool in the 2nd subnet.

OK, first time around, kickstart does a DORA sequence and gets and address from the first pool. When it does a request, without giving the vendor option id, it fails to match the class statement, can't have an address from the first pool, so gets shunted off to the second pool - even though it requests the same address, it will be denied. That is exactly what the OP does *not* want to happen until the kickstart install is finished.

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