4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 6:08 AM by Darren Guse RSS

    DHCP Broadcast or Unicast?


      Hi there, I was wondering about whether the four DHCP messages (DISCOVER, OFFER, REQUEST, ACKNOWLEDGE) are sent as broadcasts or unicasts. I'm encountering differing material about the answer to this question. I was under the assumption that all four are sent as broadcasts, since the client doesn't really have an IP address officially until after the ACK. Thanks for the help!