Bug 170780 - DHclient -r doesn't release IP address as it should
DHclient -r doesn't release IP address as it should
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dhcp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jiri Popelka
Depends On: 143704
Blocks: 190430
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Reported: 2005-10-14 11:15 EDT by Jason Vas Dias
Modified: 2010-04-06 08:50 EDT (History)
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Description Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-14 11:15:38 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #143704 +++

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Description of problem:
DHCLIENT from Fedora core 3

the command dhclient -r doesn't release the ip address

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.dhclient -r

Expected Results:  ip adress should be released from DHCP server

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-- Additional comment from jvdias@redhat.com on 2005-01-03 17:40 EST --
The dhclient '-r' release lease option seems to work only
if the dhclient process that got the lease being released
is not running, or is run outside of the /sbin/ifup network
scripts - ie. doing:
  # ifdown eth0
  # ifconfig eth0 up 
  # dhclient eth0
  # dhclient -r eth0
works fine for me.
But if you do:
  # ifup eth0
  # dhclient -r eth0
This will not work; the dhclient process started by 'ifup' is
still around because the 'dhclient -r' process cannot find its
pid file, which is /var/run/dhclient-eth0.pid, and will 
reacquire the lease when it expires. 
You can get around this by doing:
  # dhclient -pf /var/run/dhclient-eth0.pid -r
but this is a pain.
I've now made a dhcp-3.0.1-16 rpm where in release mode, dhclient
will look for the pid file for each requested interface and kill
the dhclient process for that interface if found.
I will get it issued via FC3 updates; meanwhile, you can download it


with dhcp-3.0.1-16, doing a 'dhclient -r eth0' will have the same
effect as 'ifdown eth0' in killing the dhclient instance for eth0.
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-14 11:16:37 EDT
fixed with dhcp-3.0.1-40_EL3+
Comment 7 Jiri Popelka 2010-04-06 08:50:38 EDT
Closing as WONTFIX. dhcp-3.0.1-10_EL3 is the latest version shipped for RHEL-3.

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