forget leases

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Thu Jul 23 14:20:26 UTC 2015

Niall O'Reilly <niall.oreilly at> wrote:

>  The second part of the last sentence ("and attempts to return
>  the same network address ...") is key.  Until the pool is exhausted,
>  the server meets this requirement by leasing a fresh, unused address.

While that is true, I think this situation is an example where that isn't actually the desired operation.

Glenn Satchell <glenn.satchell at> wrote:

> Use DNS and call things by name rather than ip in your scripts.

That may work if your devices all provide a known and reliable host name - otherwise, how do you configure the DNS and/or find out what names to use ?

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