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which mac address will a host use to discover a dhcp server on same

Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:58 PM

which mac address will a host use to discover a dhcp server on the same segment

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Re: which mac address will a host use to discover a dhcp server on same

Posted 06 December 2016 - 11:28 PM

Mac addresses are unique.

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Re: which mac address will a host use to discover a dhcp server on same

Posted 06 December 2016 - 11:30 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 06 December 2016 - 11:28 PM, said:

Mac addresses are unique.

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That i also know that MAC address are unique .. bt this didnt answer my question
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Re: which mac address will a host use to discover a dhcp server on same

Posted 06 December 2016 - 11:38 PM

So if they are unique, how is a host going to know which one to use to discover a dhcp server?
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Re: which mac address will a host use to discover a dhcp server on same

Posted 07 December 2016 - 01:08 AM

It will only broadcast IP to find DHCP on same segment ??
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Re: which mac address will a host use to discover a dhcp server on same

Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:52 AM

You can set the mac to all Zeroes, and it will act as a wildcard.
But, if I understand your question, the DHCP server gets it's address pool from the default gateway device, and it would communicate with that default gateway devices MAC.
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