Regarding the dhcp lease time

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Fri May 10 16:24:45 UTC 2019

Rob Janssen <rob at> wrote:

> I have seen such postings many times on NTP lists and groups, where a "local team" wants to validate the operation of the NTP service and decides to write a testplan similar to this:
> - setup an isolated local network with a client and a server
> ...
> - manually change the clock of the client (or the server) by several years ...
> When that does not work out, they come and ask why.

Or come here and ask why the DHCP service is "broken" !

> Having a LAN address of 169.254.x.x is not that uncommon in such test environments.

Which is still not valid for a DHCP server - common or not.

We'll just have to wait for the OP to come back with an alternative narrative ;-)

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