[dhcwg] Clarification on issue from London

Ralph Droms <rdroms@cisco.com> Fri, 21 September 2001 13:59 UTC

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One of the issues we came to consensus on in London affects server response 
to Advertise requests:

   * Server does not respond to Solicit when client wants
     addresses and server has no addresses

     WG consensus: Server should be allowed to respond

Unless someone comes up with a different scenario, I'm going to add text 
allowing a server to respond with an Advertise that includes a error code 
option (new option, defined in -20 draft) with error code Unavail (see 
7.4.1 in -19 draft).  The client may choose to display the error message in 
the error code option as additional information for the user.  Otherwise, 
the client ignores Advertise messages that include an error code option.

- Ralph


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