Ip dhcp ping timeout, Syntax description, Defaults – Cisco 32369 User Manual

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Command Reference


Release 12.0(1)T

ip dhcp ping timeout

To specify how long a Cisco IOS Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server waits for
a ping reply from an address pool, use the ip dhcp ping timeout global configuration command. Use
the no form of this command to restore the default number of milliseconds (500) of the timeout.

ip dhcp ping timeout milliseconds

no ip dhcp ping timeout

Syntax Description


500 milliseconds

Command Modes

Global configuration

Usage Guidelines

This command first appeared in Cisco IOS Release 12.0(1)T.

This command specifies how long to wait for a ping reply in milliseconds.


The following example specifies that the DHCP server will wait 800 milliseconds for a ping reply
before considering the ping a failure:

ip dhcp ping timeout 800

Related Commands

clear ip dhcp conflicts
ip dhcp ping packets
show ip dhcp conflicts


The amount of time in milliseconds that the DHCP server waits for a
ping reply before it stops attempting to reach a pool address for client
assignment. The maximum timeout is 10000 milliseconds
(10 seconds). The default timeout is 500 milliseconds.