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    James.ONeill@y.com NNTP User

    Netware server trying to renew static IP addresses,

    Hi,
    I am faced with a strange problem. Have several desktop with an Intel NIC
    adapter which I want to configure with static IP addresses. This works
    fine with a Microsoft DHCP server, but when connecting units to a Netware
    server, the novell DHCP server attemtps to release and renew the static
    addresses continously. The lease time is set to 62000 whereas the MS DHCP
    lease time is 90 days.
    Any ideas?

    Regards,
    James

  2. #2
    Andrew C Taubman NNTP User

    Re: Netware server trying to renew static IP addresses,

    Pls post this in the DNS-DHCP forum, thx.
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  3. #3
    Jim Lawson NNTP User

    Re: Netware server trying to renew static IP addresses,

    This is a known problem with Netware's DHCP and XP. The DHCP server is
    passing a "-1" as the lease period for permanent address assignments. XP
    interprets it incorrectly and thinks the lease expired a few seconds before
    midnight Jan 1, 1970 and goes into a loop trying to renew it.

    The workaround is to not select "permanent" for the lease time, but to
    specify a lease expiration several years into the future. (I have mine
    expire in the year 2030.)

    - Jim
    <James.ONeill@y.com> wrote in message
    news:VfQ0f.2220$GG4.732@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
    > Hi,
    > I am faced with a strange problem. Have several desktop with an Intel NIC
    > adapter which I want to configure with static IP addresses. This works
    > fine with a Microsoft DHCP server, but when connecting units to a Netware
    > server, the novell DHCP server attemtps to release and renew the static
    > addresses continously. The lease time is set to 62000 whereas the MS DHCP
    > lease time is 90 days.
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Regards,
    > James




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