Managing abandoned IPv4 addresses - BlueCat Integrity - 9.5.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Integrity
An abandoned IPv4 address is an IPv4 address that was assigned by the DHCP server and marked as abandoned when either one of the following cases occur:
  • The client sends a DHCP Discover to obtain a new lease but the IP address that the DHCP server is trying to offer already exists in the network. When the DHCP server receives a ping from the IP address, the DHCP server marks the IP address as abandoned.
  • The client declines the IP address offered by the DHCP server by sending a DHCP Decline.

Abandoned IPv4 addresses appear as under Active IP Addresses. You can edit and delete abandoned IPv4 addresses, and also change its state.