DHCPDISCOVER Ignored by Server?

Jiri Popelka jpopelka at redhat.com
Mon Aug 27 08:00:59 UTC 2012

If the exact version you use is dhcp-3.0.5-31.el5_8.1
then it could be https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=851333


On 08/24/2012 11:29 PM, Jiann-Ming Su wrote:
> 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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