Vista doesn't ack dhcp offer

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Wed Sep 19 17:07:26 UTC 2007

On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 11:03:57AM -0500, Doug Tucker wrote:
> Sep 19 11:02:57 dgate2 dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:13:e8:23:e5:a7
> (LENOVO-PC) via eth1
> Sep 19 11:02:57 dgate2 dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on to
> 00:13:e8:23:e5:a7 (LENOVO-PC) via eth1

The server logs transmitting the offer but it's not in your dump.
The suggested filter should catch it if it were there (source or
destination port).

Directly after the log message, we literally call sendto() on the
Packet Filter socket.  You would see 'send_packet:' error logs if
that were failing, so it must also be succeeding.

I can only assume that something is discarding the transmission to
the all-ones broadcast, but since debian's 3.0.4-13 uses ISC DHCP's
"LPF" method, I don't think that can be the system's local firewall,
can it?

uname -a?

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