IP assignment and authenticated port
Arend van Spriel
arend at broadcom.com
Mon Feb 2 14:13:47 EST 2015
On 02/02/15 19:18, Jan Ceuleers wrote:
> 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.
That was not the question. The question is how the DHCP server can
determine whether it is ok to respond to the incoming request.
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