how to get slp-directory-agent option working

Matt Ashfield mda at
Tue Oct 13 18:50:51 UTC 2009

I guess I originally incorrectly assumed that any global declarations would
be pushed out to the client, whether they are requested or not.
Unfortunately, that is exactly what i need at the moment.

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Hobson [mailto:dhcp1 at] 
Sent: October 13, 2009 3:10 PM
To: mda at; Users of ISC DHCP
Subject: RE: how to get slp-directory-agent option working

Matt Ashfield wrote:

>In looking at a network sniff of a client, It appears to me that the 
>client is not actually requesting this option during the DHCP 
>discover packet. I'm wondering if DHCP server will still hand out 
>this option if it is not part of the original discover ? And if not, 
>how do I force it to be pushed out?

Typically, if the client doesn't request it then that implies it 
doesn't want it. Sending an option that the client hasn't requested 
will more often than not simply do nothing - the client needs to know 
what to do with it.

Try looking up dhcp-parameter-request-list

Simon Hobson

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