doubt in relay concept

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Tue Mar 6 07:35:46 UTC 2012

ameen.shajahan at wrote:

>Subnet declaration in /etc/dhcpd.conf  for both the subnets 
> and
>While issuing ipconfig/renew in client which IP address  will be 
>assigned to clients.

55.55.... of course. Why would it be anything else ?
Of course, that assumes the relay agent if properly set up and had an 
interface on the clients network with a 55.55.... address and you've 
just forgotten to show that on your diagram.

That's a really, really basic question. I can recommend you track 
down a book called "The DHCP Handbook" by Ralph Droms and Ted Lemon - 
there's a second edition out but either will suffice for your needs 
until you get into failover which isn't covered in the first edition.
This will explain everything you need to know - and more.

Simon Hobson

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