forwarding DHCP packets via a router.

Leandro ingrogger at
Tue Jul 14 13:52:24 UTC 2015

Bridge ?

On 13/07/15 14:15, Rajeev Bansal wrote:
> Hi ,
>  I have a specific requirement, where I would like to forward a dhcp 
> discover/request/renew/release packets from a client via a router to 
> another subnet. I can't use a dhcrelay for this purpose, because in my 
> scenario both interface of my router (client side and dhcp server 
> side) will not have IPv4 address assigned. Yes that means, I am trying 
> to forward the dhcp packets to different link without my client 
> knowing that it is communicating over different Ethernet link.
> For example, lets say my router has eth0 and eth1 two interface and 
> there is a laptop connected to eth0 and there is server running on the 
> LAN on which eth1 is connected. Now I want to forward my client's dhcp 
> requests from eth0 to eth1 and response from eth1 to eth0 seamlessly. 
> Please note eth0 and eth1 both doesn't have any IP address assigned.
> I don't think dhcrelay will fit in my requirement, can someone suggest 
> some way to do that.
> Thanks,
> -Rajeev
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