simulating dhcp requests?

Ricardo Stella stella at
Fri Sep 15 14:58:45 UTC 2006

Jiann-Ming Su wrote:
> Is there a way to use dhclient to simulate a bunch of dhcp requests?
> I'm trying to do a load test on our dhcp configuration.  But, dhclient
> want to bind to an existing interface.  The other way I've briefly
> considered is to generate the dhcprequest through the existing
> interface and using linux netfilter to spoof random MAC addresses.
> Thanks for any tips.

You could try to script around using dhcping
(, feeding it random MAC

My .02...



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