XP clients sometimes ignore DHCPOFFERs
Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Mon Mar 20 15:16:53 UTC 2006
--On 20. März 2006 09:58:27 -0500 John Wobus <jw354 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> This is a problem I've seen. It happened when the PC had
> an address and mask configured at the time that the OFFER
> was sent, and was masking it out. Some PCs at some
> Windows levels would manage to configure the 169 address
> before the DHCP sequence had completed and would often end
> up in this state. Most PCs did not have the problem. When I got
> my hands on an example PC, I found the quickest way to recover
> was to unplug and plug in the PC from/to the net. Renew did
> To prevent the problem, we switched our router broadcast
> addresses from SPECIFIC.SUBNET'S.ADDRESS.255 to
> 255.255.255.255. I assume Microsoft's server uses the
Thanks for the idea. We have just switched one subnet's broadcast address
accordingly. I will report if this has the desired effect.
Cheers, Sebastian Hagedorn
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