Lease based on mac in header

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Thu Oct 5 22:57:16 UTC 2006

On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 09:31:55PM +0200, Jon Otterholm wrote:
> Someone put a question on this list last week asking if there is a way 
> to make leases based on mac in header instead of mac in DHCPREQUEST - 
> did anyone have a solution to this?

If you wanted to do something other than DHCP, I suppose you could
do this.

But RFC2131, defining the DHCP protocol, is pretty unequivocal on
this point.

> Some simple broadband routers puts a goofy mac i dhcp (for example Dlink 
> DSL-504 puts 00:00:00:00:00:0F in DHCPREQUEST).

I'd recommend taking this up with D-Link, as that is inarguably a
bug if true.

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