query in relay concept?

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Thu Jul 5 09:05:32 UTC 2012

ameen.shajahan at wipro.com wrote:

>If DHCP is running in relay mode, both server and relay are in 
>different subnet.


>Whose subnet address the client will acquire? Whether server subnet 
>address or relay subnet address.

The client subnet - that is the whole function of the relay agent, to 
enable 'remote' clients to get an address from a server on another 

Can I suggest you find a copy of "The DHCP Handbook" by Ralph Droms 
and Ted Lemon ? It explains all this (and a lot more) in a very clear 

Simon Hobson

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