Server ignores DHCP FORCE RENEW :-(

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Wed Apr 15 22:05:16 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 11:16:22AM +0200, Jessica Meyer wrote:
> I'm having an issue on my DHCPD 4.1.0. The problem is that clients
> send a DHCP FORCE RENEW message and the DHCP server does not respond
> to them. I sniffed network traffic and it seems that my DHCP server
> does ignore them.
> All communication is through a relay.
> I've no idea what to do to get FORCE RENEW working :-(

Er.  This works the other way around.  The force renew message tells
clients to initiate a request to renew their leases early.  Servers
don't reply to it.

David W. Hankins	"If you don't do it right the first time,
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