[clug] Pop quiz.. (DHCP and servers).

David cottrill.david at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 10:45:03 GMT 2009

DHCP for anything not a server. 2 week lease times unless I'm expecting 
a lot of visitors - then I shrink it down to a matter of hours or less.
DHCP is so light weight that I get (almost) any old server do it as an 
add on task as long as it has connectivity and a copy of dhcpd.conf

At least that's my opinion...

Andrew Janke wrote:
> Should you or shouldn't you let your servers/desktops get their IP
> address via DHCP?
> As I see it the pros are:
>    * Easier to config and re-install (one less thing to do)
>    * Easier to change IP configs/DNS/ntp/etc.
> Cons:
>    * DHCP server becomes a big SPOF unless you use large lease times
>    * A tad more network traffic/noise
> In my case given that I use cfengine2 to look after all my servers and
> desktops this is sort of moot but I have always been curious on the
> general consensus for this. If you do I will be interested in your
> comments as to what you set your lease time to.
> ta
> a

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