dhcp server not respoding with time server option

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Dec 14 19:38:10 UTC 2007

Niall O'Reilly wrote:

>>As I understand the RFC, if the server sends options that the client
>>didn't request it can, and probably will, ignore them.
>	I've seen some clients need non-default options but not request
>	them!  8-)
>	My ever fuzzier recollection is that telling the server to put
>	the needed additional options in the response can fill the gap.

Indeed, never underestimate the ability of vendors to ship products 
broken in imaginative ways !

I can only guess that some vendors have never read an RFC, and merely 
look at what happens with the 'popular' package (eg the broken 
Windows DHCP server) to see what it does.

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