Clients getting dynamic leases instead of fixed addresses.

Niall O'Reilly niall.oreilly at
Tue Sep 23 08:13:52 UTC 2014

At Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:25:04 +0200,
Eugène Ngontang wrote:
> In fact in my dhcp server configuration I have a dynamic range and
> fixed addresses.
> When I add a new fixed host with MAC address and the associates IP
> address, and start the client, it picks an ip address from the dynamic
> range instead of the ip address I have fixed.
> To fixe that, I have to comment the dynamic range in the server
> configuration file, suppress the lease file in the client side and
> restart dhclient or reboot the client.
> Why it works like this? I thought the static leases wins dynamics one.
> How to avoid my news clients picking addresses from the dynamic range
> addresses?

  This is most likely due to a configuration error.

  If you post your dhcpd.conf file, I or someone else on the list
  may be able to find what's wrong and explain.

  Best regards,
  Niall O'Reilly

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