Relay agents, NAT, and offers to giaddr

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Fri Sep 15 07:03:40 UTC 2006

Alan DeKok wrote:

>    Relay agents should run on routers.  If the NAT box is a router, it
>should run the relay agent.

Not true. It is true that relay agents are usually run on routers but 
it is NOT required - all that is required is that there is a relay 
agent somewhere on the client network.

>At that point, it may work.

No, it still will NOT work. The GIAddr will still be a non-routable 
rfc1918 address.

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