[Dnsmasq-discuss] dhcp_lease_time utility not working

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Tue Aug 13 06:39:26 BST 2019

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 05:31:05PM -0700, Tomasz Szajner wrote:
> Hi,
> It looks like the dhcp_lease_time utility is not working anymore
> (after I upgraded to version 2.80). I tracked it down to commit
> 2b38e382, in the file contrib/lease-tools/dhcp_lease_time.c (when I
> revert the change in this file, the utility works as expected). My
> guess is that the author forgot to reverse the "greater-than" symbol
> when multiplying both sides of the equation by -1, although I'm not
> sure what the intent of the change was.
| $ git log 2b38e382...2b38e382~1
| commit 2b38e3823b12ab13f86c3a44648de436daadb1f6
| Author: Petr Men?�k <pemensik at redhat.com>
| Date:   Fri Aug 17 10:20:05 2018 +0200
|     Minor improvements in lease-tools
|     Limit max interface name to fit into buffer.
|     Make sure pointer have to be always positive.
|     Close socket after received reply.

> Appreciate any help.

I think it is okay to send in a patch that reverts the breaking change.

FWIW  I myself have no use case for the dhcp_lease_time utility.

Geert Stappers
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