VBox DHCP exhaust IPs

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Re: VBox DHCP exhaust IPs

Postby mpack » 7. Dec 2017, 10:28

socratis wrote:Actually the issue of expired leases never came up.

That isn't how I read it.

sparko wrote:I think it's hardcoded 20 minutes in virtualbox DHCP, but after a much longer time after VM with some particular IP was deleted, it is still not assigned to the new VM so you end up stuck with no IP.

Note ">20 minutes after VM using IP was deleted", i.e. after lease expiry.
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Re: VBox DHCP exhaust IPs

Postby mpack » 7. Dec 2017, 10:30

michaln wrote:Please check the public bug tracker and if there's no existing ticket open for this problem, create one. The forum is a very poor issue tracking tool.

As soon as it's settled that there is a bug to report, then that would indeed be the next step. But, AFAIK one purpose of the forums is to filter what ends up on BugTracker?
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Re: VBox DHCP exhaust IPs

Postby michaln » 7. Dec 2017, 10:37

I shall be more explicit -- it's a bug.
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Re: VBox DHCP exhaust IPs

Postby mpack » 7. Dec 2017, 10:59

Then the action you are calling for has already been suggested.

mpack wrote:Yes it sounds like a bug, so I suggest raising a BugTracker ticket for the problem. The bug sounds trivial to me, if so it should be an easy fix to reuse IPs once the address space is exhausted, and/or increase the lease time.
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Re: VBox DHCP exhaust IPs

Postby socratis » 7. Dec 2017, 11:01

Since you're at it, another thing to consider would be:
socratis wrote:VirtulBox DHCP server(s) to have a limited, settable, DHCP lease time. Instead of the hardcoded 20 min
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