Server Down - How should Client Act?
carl at personnelware.com
Mon May 1 06:06:03 UTC 2006
Melody Helt wrote:
> I have my default lease set up for 3 mins for experimentation. I am giving
> out a static IP based on MAC address.
> My server does down. Using ethereal to watch the network traffic, I see
> that at about 1/2 the time of the lease, the client sends out a DHCPREQUEST
> message then 5 seconds later sends out another DHCPREQUEST. Nothing else
> After the lease time expires, the server starts up again. No communication
> occurs between client & server. The client has to be rebooted in order for
> it to communicate & get an IP from the server.
>>From reading on the internet, I thought that once the lease expired, the
> client would keep broadcasting a message trying to find a host. This
> doesn't seem to be the case in my experiment. Should the client keep
> In this situation, is there anyway to get the client & server to communicate
> without having to reboot the client?
In case any of the suggestions dont work, what OS is the client?
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