DHCRELAY: more than one in a row

Chris Buxton chris.p.buxton at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 17:28:53 UTC 2012

On Sep 21, 2012, at 11:58 AM, Homer Wilson Smith wrote:
>    When 2 or more routers are in line with each other, and
> each one is running dhcrelay, multiple requests are sent to the
> dhcp server, and multiple answers are sent back.  Although it seems
> to work, the extra traffic is undesirable.  Is there a way
> to avoid this behavior?
>     Server ----  Relay1 ----- Relay2 ---- Client
>     Relay2 gets the original request from Client, and sends the answer to Server THROUGH Relay1 which duplicates the request, so Server gets muliple packets, still not clear why but it can be many, not just two, and then the server has to answer all of them.

Sounds like relay1 is buggy.

Chris Buxton
BlueCat Networks

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