DHCP query relating to leases
Posted on 2008-10-04
I have a query with DHCP that I was hoping someone could help me with.
Let's say I have a subnet of 192.168.10.1/24.
DHCP is configured to lease addresses from 192.168.10.10 - 192.168.10.20. The rest are static. The lease time is 7 days.
On Monday, I build 11 new machines that use up all the DHCP addresses.
I then take them offline and store them somewhere.
On Tuesday, if I place a new DHCP client enabled machine on the network, will it pick up an IP address from DHCP, or do I have to wait 6 days? Bearing in mind that the original 11 machines are offline, but still within their lease time.