RE: [dhcwg] Clarification necessary

Erik Nordmark <> Mon, 17 September 2001 19:30 UTC

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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:20:23 +0200
From: Erik Nordmark <>
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Subject: RE: [dhcwg] Clarification necessary
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> 2) Should the client save its leases to a file or do they just go to
> the memory? IOW, are they lost upon reboot?
> BV> A client SHOULD save them such that they survive reboots. This
> BV> is what many DHCPv4 clients already do so it really shouldn't be
> BV> such a big deal. Some of the revised text we're working on will
> BV> provide more clarification around this in cases where a client
> BV> has no permanent storage capabilities. Basically, an ADVERTISE
> BV> will be able to include other IAs for the client that the server
> BV> knows about and it is recommended that these types of clients
> BV> always use the same IA ID (such as 0).

Hmm, has there been any discussion what impact this will have on reconfigure
to do renumbering? I guess the same issue appears with DHCPv4 and its
new ability to do reconfigure.

At a minimum it might make sense to document that reconfigure might not
be able to reach nodes that are turned off but that those nodes
might retain the leases in stable storage.


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