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#1 LuckyLuke2


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 01:38 PM

there are 4 steps in DHCP: Discover, Offer, Request and Acknowledge. Why is the third step called "Request"? No one is requesting anything at this step, are they? The client simply is saying that it will accept the IP given by the DHCP server. Where is the "request" portion at this step?

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#2 DeimosChaos


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 01:49 PM

See number 8 here. Its really an accept offer more than a request. Its just called a request.

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 02:36 PM

I kind of see it as a RSVP. Client asks for DHCP, DHCP servers on network respond, client sends request to DHCP it wants to use, that DHCP server says yes/no, then they bound. Non relevant steps removed of course.

Edited by Trikein, 31 August 2016 - 02:37 PM.

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