Static IP and IP management

Patrick Trapp ptrapp at
Wed Feb 24 14:06:28 UTC 2016

I believe a helpful answer will require some context. You haven't told us what issues you are having with IP management, so it's going to be difficult to identify how static IP's might be beneficial.

Are you having a specific issue you wish to address?

From: dhcp-users-bounces at [dhcp-users-bounces at] on behalf of Bernard Fay [bernard.fay at]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:39 AM
To: Users of ISC DHCP
Subject: Static IP and IP management

Hello everyone,

I have been told that static IP assignation can help in IP management.  Of course, I can know which IPs are assigned by looking in dhcpd.conf.  But after a while an IP might not be used anymore and nothing in dhcpd or bind will tell me if it still in use or not.  I have setup a lab to experiment where I have configured dhcpd and bind and I cannot find out how static IP can really help in IP management.

Did I miss something somewhere?


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