dhcpd on Solaris 10

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at uniq.com.au
Sun Apr 26 05:49:02 UTC 2009

Hi Jason

Are you using Solaris 10 on Sparc or x86? 64 or 32 bit?


>Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 12:33:51 +1000 (EST)
>From: Glenn Satchell <Glenn.Satchell at uniq.com.au>
>You can fill in the siaddr using:
>  next-server a.b.c.d;
>in an appropriate scope.
>What version(s) of dhcpd is running on your linux box? What version are
>you testing with on the Solaris box?
>Are there any other options set or not set in the packets you sniff?
>Is the Linux box on the same segment as the Solaris dhcp server?
>siaddr is not required to be set to get an IP address. I have Windows
>XP, 98, Linux and Solaris clients all working with a siaddr.
>PS Note to everyone, please reply only to the list, I do not need to
>see the message twice.
>>Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 18:54:08 +0200
>>Subject: Re: dhcpd on Solaris 10
>>From: Jason Penton <jason.penton at gmail.com>
>>To: Users of ISC DHCP <dhcp-users at lists.isc.org>
>>Cc: Glenn Satchell <Glenn.Satchell at uniq.com.au>
>>Hi Alan
>>So why is it that when a client receives an OFFER with a zeroed
>>siaddr, it never sends out the DHCP REQUEST (as if it was unhappy with
>>the OFFER). I tested with Windows, linux and solaris clients??????? On
>>a linux box, the EXACT same code with the EXACT same config (i.e. no
>>next-server setting) the siaddr is set to the ip address of the DHCP
>>On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 6:39 PM,  <A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>> I'd imagine that on other OS's (linux) the siaddr is set
>>>> automatically. Seems that on Solaris 10 update 6, it does not.
>>> to quote the post 3.0.2 changelog
>>> The siaddr field was being improperly set to the server-identifier when 
>responding to DHCP messages. RFC2131 clarified the siaddr field as meaning the 
>'next server in the bootstrap process', eg a tftp server. The siaddr field is 
>now left zeroed unless next-server is configured.
>>> alan
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