[Dnsmasq-discuss] dhcp-broadcast & not

Nikita N. nikitan at operamail.com
Thu Feb 20 08:01:29 UTC 2014

Hi, sorry but didnt get the feedback for my query.
Maybe you Simon can you give me a hint?

On Sat, Feb 15, 2014, at 06:36 AM, Nikita N. wrote:
> Hi All :)
> long time ago I shared with you an issue regarding dnsmasq used on
> wireless nets.
> Finally I believe I found a possible cause for that.
> By now I have been testing using many different devices and Os, windows
> clients, linux, android, windows phones, and so on.
> Well, what I found is that, they somehow all behave differently
> regarding the DHCP specs :)
> Specifically, I found that some clients answer DHCP only when the dhcp
> frames are sent BROADCAST.
> While other clients answer only if the frames are sent directed to the
> specific STA.
> So in very practical, for some clients I must set the option
> "dhcp-broadcast", for others NOT.
> I wander if dnsmasq has another option to send 2 identical frames, where
> only the ETH dest field different: source MAC and FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF.
> Yes, how to instruct dnsmasq to send two, 2 same DHCP frames where the
> ETH dest is the source MAC for one frame, and FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF for the
> duplicate?
> Thanks :)
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