Can a static IP address be allocated to different clients

S series switches except S1700 switches do not assign IP addresses in use to clients. Before assigning an IP address to a client, a switch functioning as the DHCP server sends ping packets to the IP address to prevent IP address conflicts.
You can run the dhcp server ping { packet number | timeout milliseconds } command in the system view to specify the maximum number of ping packets to be sent by a DHCP server and the maximum response time of a ping packet. If there is no response to the ping packet within the maximum response time, the DHCP server continues to send ping packets to this IP address until the number of ping packets reaches the maximum value. If there is still no response, this IP address is not in use and the DHCP server assigns the IP address to a client. This ensures that the IP address assigned to the client is unique.

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