XP clients sometimes ignore DHCPOFFERs

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at isc.org
Fri Mar 17 16:36:01 UTC 2006

On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 10:30:38AM +0100, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:
> > The technote quoted says it only happens on "non microsoft" DHCP servers.
> >
> > I wonder what MS's server is doing to get its clients out of this loop.
> Maybe I misunderstand, but I read this differently. The technote doesn't 
> apply to *any* non-Microsoft server, but only to those which are configured 
> in a certain way:

I remember there was a bulletpoint "the DHCP server is not a Microsoft

> ISC dhcpd does *not* ignore duplicate DHCPDISCOVER messages. The server 

Right, so that particular technote isn't the problem that's being

Still, it could be a related problem...for example if one of the OFFERS
is being dropped somewhere.

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