20 minute leases

Friesen, Don MTIC:EX Don.Friesen at gov.bc.ca
Mon Oct 26 14:08:08 UTC 2015

   Hopefully a quick question. We migrated some sites from a few old DHCP servers running 4.1.1 to some not as old servers running 4.2.5.  The users with laptops began complaining about sporadic loss of IP connectivity.  They noticed they were getting 20 minutes leases instead of 24 hour leases.  I watched the traffic and it seems all initial leases to unknown MAC addresses get a 20 minute lease and on renewal get the 24 hour lease.  This is not a complaint, I like the idea of a trial lease.  I just want to verify that the 4.1.1 version did not have this behavior without having to recreate that environment.  I'd like to explain the behaviour to my users with a degree of confidence.

Don Friesen
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