Re: ARP and DHCP: one more question

A.N.Kuznetsov (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 22:14:41 +0300

In article <01bd25fd$45aa8a80$> you wrote:

: How the heck would I fill in sender's IP address if
: the DHCP client by then will not have any IP address yet?

Zero and only zero. It is duplicate address detection.

Note that, you cannot use offered address, because
all the hosts on the network would override corresponding
ARP entry with your hwaddr, effectively killing the host
which really owns it.

Alexey Kuznetsov