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DHCLIENT.LEASES(5)        OpenBSD Programmer's Manual       DHCLIENT.LEASES(5)

NAME
     dhclient.leases - DHCP client lease database

DESCRIPTION
     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 occur-
     rence.

     The lease file is named "dhclient.leases.IFNAME", where "IFNAME" repre-
     sents 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 dhclient.conf(5).

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

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

     RFC 2132, RFC 2131.

AUTHORS
     dhclient(8) was written by Ted Lemon <mellonATvix.com> under a contract
     with Vixie Labs.

     The current implementation was reworked by
     Henning Brauer <henningATopenbsd.org>.

OpenBSD 3.6                     January 1, 1997                              1