Clients getting dynamic leases instead of fixed addresses.

Sten Carlsen stenc at
Tue Sep 23 09:34:55 UTC 2014

I have this setup working, I only have to restart the server to get it
to use the new configuration, I have never had any of those problems you

I agree it must be a configuration mistake.

On 23/09/14 10:13, Niall O'Reilly wrote:
> 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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Best regards

Sten Carlsen

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