Request ignored (not authoritative) to only one client

Frank Bulk frnkblk at
Tue Aug 2 01:39:42 UTC 2011

I would think that your ONT or GPON/EPON vendor would be able to help you.
Calix has a built-in DHCP serve in the C7 that we use for the SIP client in
our Calix ONTs.


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Jerimiah Cole
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 10:20 AM
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Subject: Re: Request ignored (not authoritative) to only one client

On Tue, 2011-08-02 at 00:53 +1000, Glenn Satchell wrote:
> Forgive me if you've already answered this, but can you tell us what 
> type of device the client is?

It's a FTTH ONT, which is basically a VoIP IAD.

> Some dhcp clients require a specific 
> option to be set in the response, so is there anything specified in the 
> client documentation? Does this client also come with a server component 
> that can include a "special" dhcp server?

There are some things that the client expects in option 43, but I
haven't even gotten that far.  The issue here is that the server is
ignoring the client's DHCPREQUEST.

Is the server looking at the contents of option 60 in the client's


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