DHCP assignment types

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  • 26-Sep-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


OES Linux


Considering DHCP assignment types.

All IP address leases in a defined pool or range will have an assignment type.

This document will give information about possible assignment types.


IP addresses that are handed out Dynamically by a DHCP server will have an assignment type of 2.

The assignment types for specific leases can be seen in the management console, iManager, an export of the subnet from a NetWare server, or in the dhcpd.leases file on a Linux server.

The Dynamic assignment type (2) is the most common assignment type.

Here is a list of possible assignment types as seen in an export or leases file:
1 = BootP
2 = Dynamic
4 = IPCP (Remote Access)
8 = Manual
16 = MAC Exclusion
32 = Unauthorized IP address Usage
64 = Dynamic with Host Name Generation
128 = IP Address Exclusion