DHCP RENEW on Multi homed client

Jolynn Schmidt jschmidt at Getcollc.com
Wed Nov 25 13:06:28 UTC 2009

>No, the only requirement i that the client can communicate directly
>with the server. That does not require static addressing or two
>separate DHCP servers - only that the routers on each network are
>correctly configured to manage all possible routes for packets.


I just want to make sure I understand what is being said.  With the current setup, I have a route between the host computer and the DHCP server via eth0.  Since there is no direct route for the unicast RENEW out eth1 ( it goes out eth0) dhcpclient on eth1 will never see the DHCP ACK and the renew will fail. Sound right?


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