XP clients sometimes ignore DHCPOFFERs

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Fri Mar 24 11:13:46 UTC 2006

--On 21. März 2006 10:56:34 -0500 John Wobus <jw354 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> We made the change (xx.xx.xx.255 broadcast addresses
> to broadcast addresses in the routers)
> a few months ago and it appears to have fixed the problem
> of Windows clients sometimes ignoring DHCPOFFERS.

I can confirm that this works. I wonder if it would suffice *not* to set 
the broadcast address on Cisco routers? Our previous policy was to set it 
specifically to the actual braodcast address of a subnet ... I just checked 
Cisco's documentation:

Default address: (all ones)

So apparently we've been doing it all wrong!

Thanks, Sebastian Hagedorn
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