[CentOS] Re: ISC dhcpd and Vista clients

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jul 30 22:11:08 UTC 2008

on 7-30-2008 2:53 PM Paul Bijnens spake the following:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> Has anyone had good luck serving dhcp addresses to Vista clients that 
>> work reliably?
>> I have a test system and I can't seem to find out how to properly get 
>> dhcpd to always respond with broadcast instead of unicast since Vista 
>> won't honor unicast dhcp packets.
> My Vista (my wife's actually) has no problems with unicast dhcp packets.
> Stock dhcpd server in CentOS 5, and Vista Home. Worked without any 
> special config.
> Are you sure that is the problem?
> -- 
> Paul
Not sure, but it is one of the suggested problems I see in many google 
searches. There are registry edits that help, but I don't want to have to do a 
bunch of edits when we get stuck with a hundred Vista machines. I have plenty 
of time, for now, to experiment. There are posts that say the subnet needs to 
be authoritative, but mine is. What happens is that the Vista system will not 
route outside the local subnet for more than 5 or 10 minutes.

Vista is just a little too new to me, and I need to get more "feet wet" time.

I worked on a system at home for my nephew, but that dhcp is served by dnsmasq 

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