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tkdslr

join:2004-04-24
Pompano Beach, FL
Reviews:
·T-Mobile US

My bet.. DHCP servers crashed..

And forgot all the existing IP address lease assignments..

When it comes back up.. it starts handing out already leased(still in use) IP addresses.. to newly rebooted boxes.. I.E. A real mess.

People who left their boxes plugged in/on.. stayed on.. sort of, until a the freshly restarted u-verse box get's a dup'd DHCP IP assignment. Then the games begin.

This type of mayhem could continue on for several days. (depending on DHCP lease interval).


dnoyeB
Ferrous Phallus

join:2000-10-09
Southfield, MI
kudos:1
You don't really believe DHCP is that unintelligent do you?

tkdslr

join:2004-04-24
Pompano Beach, FL
yes, it is... especially when a network is too large to support wholesale network wide broadcasts.. (I.E. It's some sort of customized hybrid network)..


dnoyeB
Ferrous Phallus

join:2000-10-09
Southfield, MI
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
If you can hand out network wide IP addresses you have enough communication to ensure they do not get used twice. Otherwise this problem would have always existed.
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dnoyeB
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