Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#2890 new task

Resolve disparaties between ISC_DHCP and b10-dhcp4 in packet handling

Reported by: tmark Owned by:
Priority: medium Milestone: Outstanding Tasks
Component: dhcp4 Version:
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Sensitive: no Defect Severity: N/A
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Description (last modified by tmark)

During v4.robustness test creation (Trac# 2600) disparities between how ISC_DHCP and b10-dhcp4 respond to certain packet content came to light. For example:

  1. In response to a DHCPREQUEST, sent to a server at, with giaddr=, no ciaddr, and request address of ISC_DHCP sends a NAK, while b10-dhcp4 sends an OFFER.
  1. In response to a DHCPREQUEST, sent to a server at, with no giaddr of, no ciaddr, and no request address, ISC_DHCP finds no matching lease and does not respond, b10-dhcp4 responds with an OFFER.
  1. In response to a DHCPDISCOVER with relay agent option set o "blah blah blah", ISC_DHCP detects invalid packet via parsing error, while b10-dhcp4 extends an offer.

Trac# 2889 was created to codify requirements for RFC2131, Section 4.3. In conjunction with that effort identification reconciliation of differing behavior between of ISC_DHCP and b10-dhcp4 to various packet content should be conducted.

This should include codification of what is and is not a valid inbound packet.


Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by tmark

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by tomek

  • Milestone changed from DHCP Outstanding Tasks to Outstanding Tasks

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