Spontaneously shortened leases

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Sat Jan 10 09:28:04 UTC 2015

Patrick Trapp <ptrapp at nex-tech.com> wrote:

> Ah, thank you both. That appears to be the case. Of course, the next question I need to answer (not for the list, of course) is why on earth someone (it could have been me, but I cannot prove anything) commented out the 3600 value in favor of 60.
> All I can find is it was changed the morning after we applied a patch to the DHCP servers, so I presume it was related to that activity.

Ah, sounds like the sort of trap I set for myself - set something for testing and forget to set it back :-/ I was looking at a problem last week (which turned out not to be a DHCP problem) and wondered "why am I handing out 4 minute leases ?"

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