DHCP server over PPPoE server

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at freebsd.org
Thu Jul 15 12:28:44 PDT 2004

On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 11:53:28AM -0400, Gary Corcoran wrote:
G> My research indicates that rather than doing the usual DHCP DISCOVER to
G> start things off, I should be able to send a DHCP INFORM message,
G> which includes my already-assigned IP address.  The DHCP server should
G> see this, it then MUST NOT (according to the RFC) lookup the address
G> in its lease database, but it then should respond, sending the all the
G> configuration parameters *except* an IP address, back to the IP address
G> that was included in the message.
G> Thus my desire to get dhcpd running with mpd pppoe...
G> Any suggestions?

Well if you even make your DHCP server send packets to already
configured IP address, I'm afraid the client side will just ignore them.

What operating system is on client side?

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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