client port

Carl Karsten carl at
Sun Jul 9 18:29:32 UTC 2006

man dhclient - "If the DHCP client should listen and transmit on a port other 
than  the standard (port 68)..."

Why does the client use a static port?

I am guessing because of the unknown state of the IP config, but I would like a 
definitive answer.  Or be corrected if I am not understanding.

Carl K

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