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Re: [opensuse] Re: Intermittent network access problem
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:10:41 -0500
  • Message-id: <49661771.7090007@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hugo Palma wrote:
Can't the process that requests the IP from the DHCP server use ARP to
check if the returned IP is already taken just before registering
itself with that IP ?

As I mentioned earlier, the DHCP server may already do that, when first issuing an address. However, the OP was running into problems when he already had a valid IP address, which someone was then manually assigning to another computer. In this case, the computer would be asking itself. How far down the stack will the arp request for your own address go?

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