Lease times and renewals [refer to Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] Secondary/tertiary dns servers in dhcp offers?]

Rory Campbell-Lange
Mon, 15 Nov 2004 23:19:38 +0000

Again, sorry about the lost thread, as I've just subscribed.

I read Al's question about backup dhcp hosts, and Simon noted that the
best defence against a single host failure is a long lease.

I have the following main config:


and lost of entries along the following lines:

    dhcp-host=00:03:93:C5:F1:C4,alexy, # (in the friend range!)

However the clients (Macintosh OSX and OS9) appear to renew their leases
2 hourly.