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Old 02-13-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Question dhcpd inconsistent behavior


First of all, this is not urgent since dhcp works just fine, but I was wondering why this happens:

I have two subnets configured in dhcpd.conf
One of them handles range 1-239 and assigns fixed IPs based on mac addresses. e.g.:
Code:
host computer
{
    hardware ethernet 00:11:22:33:44:55;
    fixed-address 123.456.789.10;
}
Second handles the rest (240-254) and assigns a dynamic IPs from the range to defined hosts. e.g.:
Code:
host another-computer { hardware ethernet 55:44:33:22:11:00; }
The first subnet automatically ignores all computers not listed as hosts.

The second subnet required a
Code:
boot-unknown-clients false;
to behave the same way, otherwise it just assigns an address from the range to everyone.

Code:
authoritative;
is in global options.

Any ideas?
Thanks.

Last edited by designator; 02-13-2009 at 12:59 PM.
 
  


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