Windows XP seems to *forget* to send DHCPINFORM and DHCPRELEASE
Glenn.Satchell at uniq.com.au
Wed Apr 22 03:16:50 UTC 2009
>Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:48:40 +0800
>Subject: Re: Windows XP seems to *forget* to send DHCPINFORM and DHCPRELEASE
>From: michael kapelko <kornerr at gmail.com>
>To: Users of ISC DHCP <dhcp-users at lists.isc.org>
>>> When I only provide IP, mask, router IP and DHCP service is on,
>>> Windows XP does not send DHCPINFORM to ask for DNS.
>> I believe DHCPINFORM is only used by clients that are not getting their
>> IP through DHCP. If you are supplying the IP through DHCP then this
>> client will get the DNS option from the DHCPOFFER and DHCPACK messages.
>I meant I manually typed IP, mask, routerIP in and left DNS IPs blank.
>I thought Windows XP would ask for DNS.
Perhaps only when it needs them
Try firing up a browser and see if that triggers a DHCPINFORM. On the
other hand there may be only certain types of options that are
requested using DHCPINFORM, eg proxy settings.
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