Will PFsense DHCP range ignore static configured machines?



  • Hello,

    Can we set the whole subnet to pfsense DHCP and will it not assign previously static IPs assigned to machines (like printers or servers) in the network?

    Or is it somewhere that we can set exclusions?

    Best regards

    Kostas



  • OK, I have read this: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Why_can't_I_have_static_mappings_inside_my_DHCP_range%3F and I saw that is checking via ping. If the machine is not up, it will assign the address and if the machine/printer in qestions comes again up it will not work (its IP may be assigned elsewhere)…

    Only one range is supported, am I correct?

    Best

    Kostas



  • It is best practice to put both systems with static IPs and static-mapped DHCP IPs outside of the DHCP pool.

    Only one range is supported, am I correct?

    pfSense 2.1 supports multiple DHCP pools on 1 interface.



  • Hmmm. I still ave 2.0.1… Mostly because I have heard multiple complaints of people with PC installs like mine. I have several 2.1 setups in Alix boards which running smoothly. I will upgrade to 2.1, unless you advice not to (my setup is a PC with a Celeron Pentium 4 and 3 IntelPro NICs).

    Best regards

    Kostas