The short and curlies of vista networking

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Thu Jun 18 19:00:49 UTC 2009

> Long ago in 2007, I saw a M$ article that describes that Vista has an
> extremely short delay period to get an IP.  If it doesn't get it
> within 1 second, it gives up (and maybe tries again).  Common DHCP
> servers ping an IP address, wait 1 second for a reply, and if no
> reply, assumes the IP is available and leases it to the booting
> computer.

1 second is a lot of time. in my network there are lots of windoze vista 
users and they get IP by dhcpd without problems.

delays in LAN are within 10ms range even with a lot of switches.

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