dhcpinform or dhcprequest

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Wed Sep 2 16:01:30 UTC 2009

> >Sadly I have not much hope that the vendor will change anything: The 
> >Client is a HP workstation with Windows XP
> Well XP is normally 'reasonably' well behaved - it certainly isn't 
> that broken. There could be other factors at work here.
> Steinar Haug pointed out that you are running failover by the sound 
> of it. I assume the client hasn't renewed with the other server and 
> you've not noticed ?

A followup on this one: We have thousands of clients running XP and
getting DHCP leases from our failover DHCP setup (various versions of
XP is probably *the* most common client OS among our customers).

We have never seen this kind of problem from the regular Windows XP
DHCP client.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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