Re: Some questions regarding DHCP server and its logging

Alan Cox (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 21:51:14 +0000 (GMT)

> This was a message in dhcp-users list, sounds a bit ominous. Is this
> a known bug or what ??

Its bullshit on behalf of the BSD folks. It doesn't occur on BSD because
BSD violates the RFC1122 host requirement specifications. The correct
thing to do is to ignore the message. It means some buggy host responded
to the packet and said "sorry I dont have this port open." Please
pass that info back to the DHCP list and ask the BSD folks when they are
going to comply with RFC1122