IP allocation time
dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Mon Jan 14 11:37:10 UTC 2008
Aggarwal Vivek-Q4997C wrote:
>I have configured DHCP 3.0.6 on NetBsd. Can anyone tell how much it
>should take to assign an IP address to the client.
Normally it's some small fraction of a second from receiving a request.
If it's not then your next actions should be :
1) Inspect the logs and check that a) the server has started without
error, and b) that it logs some activity in response to the clients
Assuming the server has started, and it's "not working", then your
next step is to use a packet sniffer (eg wireshark) to see what
packets (if any) are being passed on the network - you are looking to
see that a) the client is actually sending request packets, b) that
the server is actually receiving them, c) that the server is
responding, d) that the responses get back to the client. Steps b & d
are usually not an issue on a flat network, but can be a problem when
routers & relay agents are involved.
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