Where I work we have run into a major issue a few times in the past month. Our DHCP server will randomly start filling up with BAD_ADDRESS. We have 3 sections in the subnet. (4.x, 5.x, and 6.x) Aside from a few at the beginning and end of each that we reserve for printers, servers, and the like, all addresses are available for DHCP to hand out. Reserved addresses are not affected, but today we had 241 IPs that were labeled BAD_ADDRESS by DHCP. After deleting them to try to fix the issue, they are back in less than a minute. The only fix we've found so far is to let it ride itself out, which usually takes about two days. This is the third time this month and the second time in a week this has happened. It has happened before but about six or seven months ago, and it fixed itself in a couple of hours instead of days. This is a major issue that has caused severe problems where I work. Does anyone know what might be causing this and how to fix it.
Thanks in advance. Any help is greatly appreciated.