[Patch] for dhclient, force broadcast flag

François-Xavier Le Bail fx.lebail at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 6 16:06:52 UTC 2010

--- On Fri, 7/2/10, David W. Hankins <dhankins at isc.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010, François-Xavier Le Bail wrote:
> > For security reasons some network equipments don't
> allow DHCP unicast before DHCP ACK.
> Surely in that case, the network owner knows their
> equipment's
> limitation and can set 'always-broadcast true;' on the
> server, setting the BOOTP_BROADCAST bit and instructing the
> relay agent
> to broadcast the reply.
> The client doesn't really have the context to know what
> kind of
> network they are in.

You are right.

But for tests, an option to send requests from client with or without the broadcast flag, without changing the server setup is useful.

So I hope the patch will be added in the next release.



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