problem with dhcp setup
dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Jun 19 06:48:32 UTC 2007
At 12:20 -0400 18/6/07, John Jason Brzozowski (CISSP, RHCT) wrote:
>So if a client requests no options, the ADVERTISE/REPLY will contain no
>options at all?
>Just because a client does not request options does not absolutely indicate
>that the client does not know how to handle the same.
If a client doesn't request an option it needs then it's broken and
there should be no expectation of it working ! It should not be down
to one piece of software to second guess what someone else broke and
fix it for them. While most clients seem reasonably 'sane', we have
come across a few which are broken in very ingenious ways - how about
one that doesn't ask for a default gateway but as well as this will
not accept a lease that is less than 2 years long ?
There are however a handful of options (address, subnet mask, gateway
I think) that are automatically sent even if the client doesn't
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