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What is the purpose of the "dynamic" statement in a host declaration?

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Hi guys,

 

We use the Perl Net::ISC:: DHCPd module to parse ISC dhcpd.conf files, but Infoblox add a "dynamic" statement to fixed address entries:

 

host 10.108.0.52 {
  dynamic;
  hardware ethernet 00:14:5e:29:17:9d;
  fixed-address 10.108.0.52;
}

 

Anyone know what this does?

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Paul Roberts
PCN (UK) Ltd

All opinions expressed are my own and not representative of PCN Inc./PCN (UK) Ltd. E&OE

Re: What is the purpose of the "dynamic" statement in a host declaration?

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Never noticed it in the past and wanted to investigate a bit.

 

So, after carefuly reading tons of docs and extensive testing I'm pretty sure this statement is not valid and gets ignored, at least on a stock ISC DHCPd.

 

Now, Infoblox has its own statements but they are prefixed (ie infoblox-range) to avoid naming conflicts I guess and that's not the case for this one. My take would thus be : it should not be there.

 

This is only from my understanding, would be nice to have some Infoblox engineers on this.

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