Server Down - How should Client Act?

Melody Helt honeydew0011 at
Tue May 2 13:01:54 UTC 2006

What is a link local address?

>From: Douglas Armstrong <doug at>
>Reply-To: dhcp-users at
>To: dhcp-users at
>Subject: Re: Server Down - How should Client Act?
>Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 13:08:10 -0500
>  The Linux dhclient (isc-dhclient-V3.0.2-RedHat)  will go to a link local
>address if no server responds.
>Doug Armstrong
>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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