Haiku should verify availibility of an IP address before assigning it.
|Reported by:||kallisti5||Owned by:||nobody|
|Component:||Network & Internet/Stack||Version:||R1/Development|
Haiku currently doesn't perform any kind of checking for IP address collision.
When an IP address collision occurs, you generally receive an errors such as:
KERN: ARP xxxxxx updated with different hardware address 00:00:00:00:00:00.
RFC5227 documents some steps operating systems can take to minimize this issue. We could request a different dhcp lease if something like this occurs on a dhcp network.