Linux clients working, XP not.

Randall C Grimshaw rgrimsha at
Fri Apr 11 17:05:05 UTC 2008

If there is a relay involved, google for KB928233 and such having to do
with broadcast responses.


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From: dhcp-users-bounce at [mailto:dhcp-users-bounce at] On
Behalf Of Jeff Sumner
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 12:04 PM
To: dhcp-users at
Subject: Linux clients working, XP not.


Can someone point me to any documentation for troubleshooting why Linux
clients would work with a particular configuration from an
implementation of
ISC DHCP but XP clients won't?

I see packets coming in and going out of the DHCP server via a sniffer,
the XP clients won't send an ACK, where the Linux boxes will.

The XP clients don't get addresses.

I'm poking around Google, and see several instances of folks having
with this, but no fixes are listed- the threads just die off. It seems
sometimes XP reboots fix the trouble, but that's not helping here.
Linux guests work fine, to the point of DDNS working extremely well.

Someone brought an XP workstation into the lab and suddenly, we have a
troubleshooting opportunity!

Server versions tried are DHCP3.1.1rc1, 3.1.0 and 3.0.6. Host is AIX 5.1
built with GCC.

Network is private, 192.168.0. Many options defined, but nothing seems
get the XP boxes to ACK.


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