Request ignored (not authoritative) to only one client

Jerimiah Cole jcole at
Sat Jul 30 14:43:50 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-07-30 at 07:09 -0500, David Forrest wrote:
> What IP is the client's DHCPDISCOVER packet asking for?

When it first boots, it does not send option 50 in the DISCOVER.  After
the first OFFER packet, it sends option 50 set to the IP address that
the server offered in all subsequent DISCOVER and REQUEST packets.
That's what's so mystifying.  The client is requesting the very IP
address that the server has specified in its OFFER, yet the server seems
to think the address is invalid.

I appreciate your time.


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