IP addresses conflict in the address pool of a WLAN device

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An IP address conflict occurs when two STAs on a LAN are allocated the same IP address. For example, a STA's IP address has been released using a Release packet or the reset ip pool command, or because the lease has expired for 3 days. However, the AC does not notify the STA that the IP address has been released. The AC then allocates this IP address to another STA. This STA pings the IP address and receives a reply, so it sends a Decline packet to the AC. The AC sets this IP address to conflicted state.
You can run the reset ip pool { interface pool-name | name ip-pool-name } { start-ip-address [ end-ip-address ] | conflict } command to release a conflicting IP address.

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How does an AR reclaim IP addresses
You can manually reclaim IP addresses that cannot be released due to exceptions. The reclaimed IP addresses become idle and can be re-allocated to clients. The command is as follows: reset ip pool { interfacepool-name | nameip-pool-name } { start-ip-address [ end-ip-address ] | all | conflict | expired | used } Conflicting, expired, and used IP addresses can be reclaimed.
To reclaim the allocated IP address of 10.1.1.5 that has been bound to a MAC address, use the following method:
- For the global address pool
<Huawei> reset ip pool name pool1 used //Release the allocated IP address.
<Huawei> system-view   //If IP addresses are not bound to MAC addresses, you do not need to perform the following operations.
[Huawei] ip pool pool1
[Huawei-ip-pool-pool1] undo static-bind ip-address 10.1.1.5 //Remove the static binding.
- For the address pool:
<Huawei> reset ip pool interface vlanif100 used //Release the allocated IP address.
<Huawei> system-view   //If IP addresses are not bound to MAC addresses, you do not need to perform the following operations.
[Huawei] interface vlanif 100  
[Huawei-Vlanif100] undo dhcp server static-bind ip-address 10.1.1.5  //Remove the static binding.
Note: If a used IP address is within the IP address range specified by the command, performing the preceding operations may cause unexpected logout.

Remove IP address conflict on S series switch
In an ARP entry on an S series switch, except S1700, when one IP address matches multiple MAC addresses: If the switch functions as a DHCP server to assign IP addresses to clients, configure IP address conflict probing on the switch. If the switch functions as a gateway and IP addresses are statically assigned to clients, determine the clients using conflicting IP addresses and change the IP addresses for them manually.

Detect IP address conflicts on S series switch
On an S series switch, except S1700: When the IP addresses of two network devices conflict, the CPU usage on the switch becomes high and route flapping will occur on the switch. User services may be interrupted. To manage IP addresses efficiently and detect IP address conflicts promptly, enable IP address conflict detection. The switch can record logs for IP address conflicts. The configuration procedure is as follows: 1. Run the system-view command to enter the system view. 2. Run the arp ip-conflict-detect enable command to enable IP address conflict detection. By default, IP address conflict detection is disabled. 3. Run the display arp ip-conflict track command in any view to check IP address conflict records.

Reclaim IP addresses on S series switch
On S series switches except S1700 switches, IP addresses that fail to be released in an IP address pool can be reclaimed. The reclaimed IP addresses enter the idle state and can be assigned to clients again. The reset ip pool { interface pool-name | name ip-pool-name } { start-ip-address [ end-ip-address ] | all | conflict | expired | used } command reclaims the conflicting, expired, and used IP addresses.
For example, you can reclaim IP address 10.1.1.5 that has been assigned to a client and bound to the client's MAC address as follows:
- For a global address pool:
<HUAWEI> reset ip pool name pool1 used //Reclaim the IP addresses in use.
<HUAWEI> system-view   //If an IP address is not bound to any MAC address, skip the following operation.
[HUAWEI] ip pool pool1
[HUAWEI-ip-pool-pool1] undo static-bind ip-address 10.1.1.5 //Unbind the IP address from the MAC address.
- For an interface address pool:
<HUAWEI> reset ip pool interface vlanif100 used //Reclaim the IP addresses in use.
<HUAWEI> system-view   //If an IP address is not bound to any MAC address, skip the following operation.
[HUAWEI] interface vlanif 100  
[HUAWEI-Vlanif100] undo dhcp server static-bind ip-address 10.1.1.5  //Unbind the IP address from the MAC address.
After the preceding commands are executed, a user may be disconnected if its IP address is within the address range specified in this command.

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