ISC dhcpd ignoring DHCP discover

David Forrest drf at
Wed Jan 9 14:28:38 UTC 2013

On Wed, 9 Jan 2013, Johannes Bauer wrote:

> Hi list,
> I'm currently implementing a DHCP client on a small embedded system.
> It's plugged into my local home network which is served DHCP by the
> isc-dhcpd. The embedded system tries to DHCP DISCOVER, but the server
> just ignores the packet.
> That is, it doesn't even log the DISCOVER or display anything, but just
> silently drops it. I've verified with tcpdump that the discover actually
> makes it the the isc-dhcpd.

Does your dhcpd.conf include an "authoritative" statement?

David Forrest 
Maple Park Development Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri

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