IP assignment and authenticated port

Jan Ceuleers jan.ceuleers at computer.org
Mon Feb 2 13:18:55 EST 2015

On 02/02/15 10:15, Sarah Thomas wrote:
>   If there is a dhcp server running on the switch, how does the dhcp
> server get to know whether the port is authenticated  to send the IP
> address to the wired station that is connected to that port?
> Is that handled inside dhcp server?

A DHCP server responds to requests it receives from DHCP clients. So the
server does not "push" address assignments to clients, it's the clients
who "pull" them from the server.


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