dhcp inform is not fetching the correct option

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Thu May 22 13:33:51 UTC 2008

S Kalyanasundaram wrote:

>  > subnet netmask {
>>     default-lease-time 259200;
>>     option domain-name "example.com";
>>     option domain-name-servers;
>>     option nds-tree-name "tree0subnet0";
>>     pool {
>>       range;
>>       option nds-tree-name "tree1pool1";
>>     }
>>  }
>>  host testhost {
>>     hardware ethernet 00:14:c2:06:51:74;
>>     default-lease-time 2147483647;
>>     fixed-address;
>>     option nds-tree-name "tree2host2";
>  > }

>Hi Simon, thanks a lot for your reply. I agree with you, now the 
>configuration looks more readable.
>I have tried the configuration as you have suggested but still it 
>does not read the host's options during dhcpinform and it
>always returns the value from subnet "tree0subnet0" to the client 
>instead of "tree2host2".

Now you write that, I recall something about dhcp-inform not 
following the same process to determine options - so the options 
might not be the same as during the d-o-r-a process. I'm sure someone 
like David Hankins can expand on that - or you could check the 

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