slightly odd DHCP/static lease question

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by luckman212, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    I bought a new printer the other day and it has ethernet. I set it up for "AUTO" ip address, and created a static lease for it in Tomato, using its MAC address. It works (printer gets correct address) but in the Device list, there is an "*, " in front of the name, and the lease always says 0:00:00.


    any ideas why this is? bad printer or something wonky in my Tomato? thanks
  2. orangekay

    orangekay LI Guru Member

    If you set the static lease time to infinite then it displays as zeros.
  3. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    I haven't set the lease time to infinite, not even sure how to do that.. I dont see anywhere in the tomato interface to set lease time. I actually think this has something to do with BOOTP. I saw something in my log:

    Feb 2 13:10:09 tomato dnsmasq[2384]: BOOTP(br0) 00:20:6b:c1:f0:89

    It seems like the printer is requesting an IP using BOOTP protocol instead of DHCP. Maybe that's why the * appears next to it, and lease is infinite?
  4. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Network Guru Member

    My FreeNAS server with a static lease also shows as "*".
    But the lease does countdown.
  5. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    delete the ,minolta2490 and leave the *
    that's all I think it'll get the regular lease time
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