Server Down - How should Client Act?

Douglas Armstrong doug at
Mon May 1 18:08:10 UTC 2006

 The Linux dhclient (isc-dhclient-V3.0.2-RedHat)  will go to a link local
address if no server responds.
Doug Armstrong[1]

Ted Lemon wrote: On Monday 01 May 2006 10:36, David W. Hankins wrote: But
some clients choose to adopt link local addresses and give up on DHCP
entirely until something jars it back into operation. I don't know of any
correctly-functioning clients that do this. Most of the ones I know of keep
trying, albeit at fairly long intervals. If a client gives up and never
triesagain, it's probably a bug. 

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