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Bug 91075 - dhcpd.conf.sample range contains broadcast
dhcpd.conf.sample range contains broadcast
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
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Reported: 2003-05-17 09:13 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-16 15:37:42 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2003-05-17 09:13:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
/usr/share/doc/dhcp-3.0pl1/dhcpd.conf.sample contains the line
"range dynamic-bootp;"
as in this example, is the broadcast address
("subnet netmask"),
dhcp shouldn't give this address to anybody, i.e., the range should be for 

normally, no client should request a broadcast address for himself, but i've 
heard of one case where a windows xp machine would do just that, resulting in 
the following log:

May 16 17:45:30 linux dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for from
aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:aa (host) via eth0
May 16 17:45:30 linux dhcpd: DHCPACK on to
aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:aa (host) via eth0
May 16 17:45:30 linux dhcpd: send_packet: Permission denied
May 16 17:45:39 linux kernel: martian source from, on dev eth0

the client requesting won't get the address, but doesn't try for 
another one, either.

as far as i can backtrack, this problem is already present in redhat 7.0 / dhcp-

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

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Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2003-06-16 15:37:42 EDT
Fixed in dhcp-3.0pl2-6.2.src.rpm



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