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How to kick a DHCP user form Mountain Lion Server App?

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I have a ghost dynamic DHCP client on my Mountain LIon server app DHCP which conflicts with the actual server IP. How do I kick this DHCP user? I am trying to create a static IP mapped to the server so this doesn't happen again, but it will not let me because the conflicting static IP is persisting.
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by:jwleys
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How do I kick dynamic DHCP user + os x mountain lion server app DHCP.

Persisting after, restarting router, resetting PRAM and restarting server. I even powered off the server and turned it back on.

I turned off all WiFi access points, but still persisting GHOST session.
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Or is there a way to renew DHCP leases of all clients from the Mountain Lion DHCP Server App?
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Are you saying there is a computer in your network that has the same IP of your DHCP server?

If this is the case, it means the machine has a static IP or you have configured you DHCP scope whic may include your server's IP address.
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I have attached a screen shot; not a computer, an Android phone, I have since disconnected all WiFi access points to the network and the DHCP client list still shows the Android phone with conflicting IP address 192.168.1.56.

I think the reason that this happened was that the server was manually assigned an IP address that was not static assigned in DHCP in the Server App.

The issue I now have is that I can setup a static address for the server in DHCP but when I restart the server the static entry for the server is not retained. It seems that the DHCP lease has not expired for the Android device. Which is why I refer to it as a ghost session. Is there a way to force DHCP lease for all clients to expire or kick individual devices from the server?
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Please try the following:

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disconnect the Ethernet cable from your server

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configure the server to have the static IP address

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adjust your dhcp scope. As am example, if you want the server to have the ip 192.168.1.10, adjust your dhcp server

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scope to be 192.168.1.50-150. This will make all machines get an ip and not use your server's IP.

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it is probably a good idea to also reboot all computers to force them to request a new IP address.
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Thanks very good solution, solved my problem.
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