[Dnsmasq-discuss] Making dnsmasq make OFFER faster than virtualbox NAT DHCP

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Mon Jan 23 18:14:18 GMT 2017

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 12:45:28PM -0500, wkitty42 at gmail.com wrote:
> On 01/23/2017 06:49 AM, Simon Kelley wrote:
> > Actually, it's permitted to have more than once DHCP server, but the client
> > is entitled to wait for some time to hear from them all, and then pick
> > whichever one it prefers,
> that's interesting... i can't say that i've ever heard that before... maybe it 
> has been corporate policy on all the networks i've dealt with over the years?
> it is something that i may do more research on because i don't want to pass bad 
> information as i have apparently just done... do you have any pointers to 
> documentation on this aspect of DHCP servers?

RFC 2131, section 3.1, "Client-server interaction - allocating a network
address", step 3:

"The client receives one or more DHCPOFFER messages from one or more
servers.  The client may choose to wait for multiple responses.  The
client chooses one server from which to request configuration

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