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Feature #4209

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Releasing DHCP on WAN interface should send a release

Added by Caleb Carges over 7 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Interfaces
Target version:
-
Start date:
01/13/2015
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

Although sending a DHCP Release is not a requirement of the DHCP spec it would be nice if when clicking "release" on a WAN interface, rather than just clearing said interface's IP configuration it also sent a DHCP Release packet.

dhclient does not currently do this by default.

This would solve an issue with many ISPs who will not provide a DHCP lease unless the previous lease has been broken, and would allow pfSense to break its own lease.

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