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After sending a DHCPOFFER packet to a client, how long will dhcpd wait before discarding that offer?
Author: ISC Support Reference Number: AA-00819 Views: 16099 Created: 2012-10-17 10:54 Last Updated: 2017-06-22 13:47 0 Rating/ Voters

dhcpd holds the lease for 2 minutes after sending a DHCPOFFER.

A short lease is assigned before the offer is made and the default timeout for that initial lease is 2 minutes.  If (or when) the client requests the lease, then the updated lease has a duration appropriate to the client request and the configuration options (and whether or not failover is in use).

This server-side timeout is not configurable.

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