Am Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:45:16 +0100
schrieb Simon Kelley <>:

> the DHCP server has to comply

I think this is the question: comply to what?

Clearly the DHCP admin is the _only_ authority to decide which MAC gets what IP 
address, the DHCP client is only allowed to make suggestions. As such every 
DHCP server has to follow the source of authority, it should rather not follow 
what is written in some silly RFC. (I assume the implemented behavior comes 
from some RFC, not from real life expectations)

It might well be that the IP for the DHCP client will change in the future, 
once the lease expires. Why would it matter if the client gets the expected IP 
address "now" rather than "later"?


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