Gratuitous ARP

Ted Lemon ted.lemon at
Mon Feb 17 18:50:28 UTC 2014

On Feb 14, 2014, at 10:01 AM, David Peterson <davidp at> wrote:
> Has anyone seen issues with a DHCP response on certain wireless systems where the client sends out gratuitous ARP along with the ACK message?  If so is there a way for the DHCP server to shut off that capability in the client response?

The ARP isn't gratuitous.  The client is supposed to ARP for the address and send a DHCPDECLINE if it's in use.   I take it you are having a problem with this behavior—can you describe what's going on?

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