problem with dhcp setup

John Jason Brzozowski john_brzozowski at
Tue Jun 19 19:00:38 UTC 2007

Ted I totally agree that we need to stay true to the protocol.  However, in
the past I have seen departures that continue to result in less than
desirable outcomes.  I certainly do not want to see history repeat itself.

On 6/19/07 2:40 PM, "Ted Lemon" <Ted.Lemon at> wrote:

> On Jun 19, 2007, at 4:58 AM, John Jason Brzozowski (CISSP, RHCT) wrote:
>> I do agree with you, however, I am sure you would agree that DHCP
>> servers
>> have been accounting for client shortcomings for quite some time.
>> As much
>> as I hate to admit it this I suspect this will continue as we the
>> adoption
>> of IPv6 advances.
> If a major vendor of DHCP server software caves and starts "fixing"
> clients that don't send ORO, then the client will never get fixed.
> Our experience in DHCP is that people who implement clients only
> follow the standard if not following the standard causes the client
> to fail with a widely-used server.   So IMHO at this point in the
> development of the protocol, it is *crucial* that DHCPv6 server
> implementations be literal in their interpretation of the procotol
> spec; otherwise we will have tons of buggy clients, and tons of
> interop problems.

John Jason Brzozowski (CISSP, RHCT)
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