[plug] How-To Murder?
r.steicke at bom.gov.au
Wed Apr 21 17:52:24 WST 2004
On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 03:26:20PM +0800, Craig Ringer wrote:
> Doesn't every DHCP server? I could've sworn that most happily handed out
> addresses within their assigned range without any checks, leaving it up
> to the admin to make sure that range was clear for use by the DHCP server.
The dhcpd from solaris 2.6 pings before handing out the address, and if
it gets a reply, marks that address as permanently unusable. The ping
seems like a reasonable thing to do, but marking it permanently unusable
seems a bit heavy handed.
I had assumed that all dhcp servers would do something similar.
-- Fortune says:
I suppose one could claim that an undocumented feature has no
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