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Bug 3474 - PUMP and buggy DHCP servers that don't return server identification option
Summary: PUMP and buggy DHCP servers that don't return server identification option
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pump
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-15 08:29 UTC by breed
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 22:34:19 UTC

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Description breed 1999-06-15 08:29:28 UTC
If PUMP gets an OFFER or ACK back without a server id option
it bags everything.  While RFC 2131 is clear that OFFER and
ACK must have the server id, some simple DHCP servers (such
as those found in Ascend boxes) do not return that option.

A simple workaround is to use the broadcast address if the
server id isn't present.

Comment 1 breed 1999-06-15 16:12:59 UTC
There is a patch that fixes this and other problems in pump (as well
as reporting errors in syslog) at

Comment 2 Erik Troan 1999-06-22 19:29:59 UTC
Done in CVS (we'll have a package soon). (thanks for the patch)

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 22:34:59 UTC
This should be fixed in the latest errata release.

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