Question on DHCP relay agent positioning

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Ewan, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Ewan

    Ewan Guest


    Could someone confirm my understanding?
    DHCP relay agents are only needed on the _client_ subnets. DHCP relay agent
    does not need to be installed on the subnet where the DHCP server exists.
    Ewan, Jun 12, 2005
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  2. Ewan

    NunoCosta Guest

    Yes, you're right.
    Because some old routers do not support bootp, dhcp request will not pass
    from the clients subnets to the dhcp service subnet.
    Then dhcp relay agent will listening that broadcasts to talk with dhcp and
    give ip configuration to the client.
    NunoCosta, Jun 12, 2005
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  3. Ewan

    Ewan Guest


    Ewan, Jun 12, 2005
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