blank.gif (43 bytes)

Church Of The
Swimming Elephant

Search:
4.4.4 Use of broadcast and unicast Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia
4.4.4 Use of broadcast and unicast

Up: Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia
Up: Requests For Comments
Up: RFC 2131
Up: 4. Specification of the DHCP client-server protocol
Up: 4.4 DHCP client behavior
Prev: 4.4.3 Initialization with an externally assigned network address
Next: 4.4.5 Reacquisition and expiration

4.4.4 Use of broadcast and unicast

4.4.4 Use of broadcast and unicast

The DHCP client broadcasts DHCPDISCOVER, DHCPREQUEST and DHCPINFORM messages, unless the client knows the address of a DHCP server. The client unicasts DHCPRELEASE messages to the server. Because the client is declining the use of the IP address supplied by the server, the client broadcasts DHCPDECLINE messages.

When the DHCP client knows the address of a DHCP server, in either INIT or REBOOTING state, the client may use that address in the DHCPDISCOVER or DHCPREQUEST rather than the IP broadcast address. The client may also use unicast to send DHCPINFORM messages to a known DHCP server. If the client receives no response to DHCP messages sent to the IP address of a known DHCP server, the DHCP client reverts to using the IP broadcast address.


Next: 4.4.5 Reacquisition and expiration

Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia
4.4.4 Use of broadcast and unicast

Cotse.Net

Protect yourself from cyberstalkers, identity thieves, and those who would snoop on you.
Stop spam from invading your inbox without losing the mail you want. We give you more control over your e-mail than any other service.
Block popups, ads, and malicious scripts while you surf the net through our anonymous proxies.
Participate in Usenet, host your web files, easily send anonymous messages, and more, much more.
All private, all encrypted, all secure, all in an easy to use service, and all for only $5.95 a month!

Service Details

 
.
www.cotse.com
Have you gone to church today?
.
All pages ©1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Church of the Swimming Elephant unless otherwise stated
Church of the Swimming Elephant©1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Cotse.com.
Cotse.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Packetderm, LLC.

Packetderm, LLC
210 Park Ave #308
Worcester, MA 01609