DHCPDISCOVER Ignored by Server?
su_js1 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 24 21:29:38 UTC 2012
I'm running dhcpd 3.0.5 (old, I know), but we just observed a weird behavior. A Windows XP device's DHCPDISCOVERs are being completely ignored by our dhcp server. No offers are sent in response. I did a quick packet capture, and the only obvious thing I see is option 50 is requesting the self assigned 169.254.x.y address. Seems like this shouldn't matter at all. Is there a known bug with the old 3.0.5 dhcpd, or is there another reason the server is simply not responding to those discovers?
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