XP clients sometimes ignore DHCPOFFERs

King, Michael MKing at bridgew.edu
Fri Mar 24 13:56:02 UTC 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: dhcp-users-bounce at isc.org 
> [mailto:dhcp-users-bounce at isc.org] On Behalf Of Sebastian Hagedorn
> 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

Our policy was the same.

It harkened back to an earlier day when Old MS clients wouldn't get an
address if the Broadcast was NOT the actual broadcast of a subnet.

We just re-addressed everything in large part of our network, and we
wondered why we did this orginally.  (Orginal config predates all of the

No we know, and we will take up the task of evaluating whether we should
change it.

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