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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     dhclient.leases - DHCP client lease database

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The Internet Software Consortium DHCP client keeps a persistent database
     of  leases  that  it has acquired that are still valid.  The
database is a
     free-form ASCII file containing one  valid  declaration  per
lease.  If more
     than one declaration appears for a given lease, the last one
in the file
     is used.  The file is written as a log, so this  is  not  an
unusual occurrence.

     The lease file is named "dhclient.leases.IFNAME", where "IFNAME" represents
 the network interface the  DHCP  client  acquired  the
lease on.  For
     example,  if  dhclient(8)  is configured for the em0 network
device, the
     lease file will be named "dhclient.leases.em0".

     The  format  of  the  lease  declarations  is  described  in

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /var/db/dhclient.leases.IFNAME     Current lease file.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     dhclient.conf(5),       dhcp-options(5),      dhcpd.conf(5),
dhclient(8), dhcpd(8)

     RFC 2132, RFC 2131.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     dhclient(8) was written by Ted Lemon <mellon@vix.com>  under
a contract
     with Vixie Labs.

     The current implementation was reworked by
     Henning Brauer <henning@openbsd.org>.

OpenBSD      3.6                          January     1,     1997
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