A Question on Dynamic DHCP/DNS IP Lease Renew

Glenn Satchell glenn.satchell at uniq.com.au
Sat Oct 1 04:10:22 UTC 2016

On Fri, September 30, 2016 5:09 pm, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Glenn Satchell <glenn.satchell at uniq.com.au> wrote:
>> As an alternative you can just set a really long lease time, like a year
>> or two.
> But bear in mind that some systems explicitly release their leases on
> shutdown. So does that negate the long lease when it comes to the "least
> recently used" calculation ?
> As an aside ...
> I once had a printer (early generation of connected digital copiers) that
> just would not accept a lease via DHCP. I gave up in the end and manually
> configured it. Some time later I found that it had a requirement that any
> lease offered must be a minimum of 2 years. That was a WTF moment, and I
> had some questions about the parentage of the devs that came up with that
> requirement !

I recently resurrected an old HP UPS at work, and the management card
would only use bootp, so my normal range statement didn't help. In that
case host statement with fixed-address did the job.


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