Broken IPv6 dhcp clients

Sten Carlsen stenc at
Fri Jul 6 10:27:08 UTC 2012

On 06/07/12 12:04, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Sten Carlsen wrote:
>> You could also fire up wireshark and look at the actual messages and
>> check what are asking for. Hopefully the are asking for what they
>> need if it is not standard.
> I've seen clients that insist on certain things being present (or at
> least certain behaviors) without asking for them - on the basis that
> *the* DHCP server will send them (where *the* means *Windows*). Though
> in the case of the one that comes most immediately to mind (RIP on a
> Minolta digital copier), it was a matter of not accepting a lease with
> less than 2 years life on it - very random !
Agree, comparing messages from different servers should still provide a
good clue, except that would not find the min 2 year lease case.

Best regards

Sten Carlsen

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