the question about the dhcp relay deployment

Glenn Satchell glenn.satchell at
Sat May 7 11:28:03 UTC 2011

Usually not. The packets aren't routed directly through the box, they go 
into the box to the relay process. The relay process then generates new 
packets to the server.

Of course you can run the dhcp relay on a box with a single interface 
too. It doesn't have to be the router for the network, it can be any 
box, as long as it has a route to the dhcp server.


On 05/07/11 11:37, Derek Wang wrote:
> Hi all,
> When the dhcp client and dhcp server are not in the same subnet, we need to
> make use of the relay agent to bridge the dhcp client and dhcp server.
> I have one question for that, do we need to enable the forwarding
> service on the
> relay agent machine? Or it's enough to just enable the relay agent service?
> thanks!
> --
> Best Regards,
> Derek Wang

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