problem with dhcp setup

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Tue Jun 26 22:39:22 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 12:20:11PM -0400, John Jason Brzozowski (CISSP, RHCT) wrote:
> So if a client requests no options, the ADVERTISE/REPLY will contain no
> options at all?

I don't think this was answered for our software.  Shane probably
knows it off the top of his head, I'd have to go spelunking.

> Just because a client does not request options does not absolutely indicate
> that the client does not know how to handle the same.

The easy way to work around this in DHCPv4 was to allow the admin to
over-ride the DHCPv4 PRL.  See also "WPAD".

We can easily supply a similar mechanism if that is ever needed, but
we don't want to encourage this sort of thing through its existence.

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