DHCPOFFER not being sent out

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at uniq.com.au
Fri Nov 21 11:53:22 UTC 2008

>Subject: DHCPOFFER not being sent out
>Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 11:34:23 -0000
>From: "Ward, Martin" <Martin.Ward at colt.net>
>To: <dhcp-users at lists.isc.org>
>Hi all,
>I have compiled and installed the latest ISC DHCP server software onto a
>Sun Solaris 10 machine but am having issues with it not handing out IPs.
>It is a simple configuration and running the server in the foreground
>shows that client requests are coming in and offers are going out:
>DHCPDISCOVER from 00:0e:7b:3e:cc:04 via eri0
>DHCPOFFER on to 00:0e:7b:3e:cc:04 (laptop) via eri0
>However the offers are not being picked up. More worrying is that when I
>run snoop on this interface I can see the DHCPDISCOVER packets coming
>in, but no DHCPOFFER ones going out even though the server claims that
>it is sending.
>Has anyone come across this before and/or do you have suggestions for
>how I might debug this issue?
>Martin W. Ward

I seem to remember this is a known problem with verson 4.0.0 on Solaris.

Try version dhcp 3.1.1 - it works well with Solaris 10, although of course
it doesn't do ipv6.


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