Talk:Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

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Closing per a WP:ANRFC request.
The result of the discussion was no consensus. Armbrust The Homunculus 05:46, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
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I'm proposing the merge because DHCP snooping is a DHCP-related feature akin to DHCP relaying and we don't have a separate article for DHCP relaying. Spoofing is an attack technique and so is not a feature of the protocol and so arguably deserves a separate article. ~KvnG 14:22, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Weak Oppose - size of DHCP and scope: snooping is a set of techniques rather than protocol so naturally leads to a separate article like ARP spoofing is techniques. If it wasn't for size I'd be for weak agree. Widefox; talk 15:26, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
The security section looks like the target for this proposed merge. Much of the material is already here so I don't think we'd be increasing the size of the article substantially. When you discount the tables, the article is not actually that large. ~KvnG 23:51, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

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What is the "CHADDR (Client hardware address)"?[edit]

Is that the same thing as the "MAC address"? I know in my router's settings, IP addresses are assigned based on MAC address. But the term "MAC address" isn't used in this article, but a term I've never heard before "client hardware address" is used. Are these two things the same? Or is this yet another address which is associated with your computer? Benhut1 (talk) 01:37, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello! In contemporary (Ethernet) networks, that's almost always a MAC address. However, not all networks are Ethernet, let's just remember TokenRing, for example, in which physical addresses are still six bytes long but aren't called "MAC addreses". Thus, the RFC uses CHADDR as a more universal term. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 01:45, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
There are other fields that are labelled but not defined. The XID field, for example. What is it for and how is its value determined? Likewise the SECS and FLAGS fields. Mention of what the magic cookie is for would be helpful too. (talk) 20:43, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

DHCP disabled?[edit]

In the first paragraph (Overview) the explanation for manual DHCP begins with:

"The DHCP server is disabled and"

Which is clearly wrong and should be deleted.

Of course the DHCP-server is enabled. I assume the person who wrote this wanted to say, that the DHCP-server is not giving leases to clients which are not listed in the DHCP-configuration with a MAC-address and an according IP-address. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:22, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

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