Can PPTP client request the DHCPINFO via the PPP interface(s)?

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Sun Aug 12 08:49:15 UTC 2007

Tian Tian wrote:

>Do you mean that I cannot start the dhcpd as "./dhcpd
>-cf /var/etc/dhcpd.conf ppp0"? And have to do the dhcp
>relay as "./dhcrelay -i ppp0"? Could you please give
>me a example? (sorry, a little confused!)

As far as I know, neither the server nor the relay will work with a 
ppp interface - it's to do with the stuff the package has to do to 
bypass the IP stack.

These threads should help :

and in particular this post (from the second thread above)

 From this thread there is mention of another package dhcp-helper, but 
I don't think this will help since in this case the problem was 
supporting a serial (ppp) link from relay to sever (ie across a 
serial WAN connection).

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