Re: [dhcwg] Rebind failure behavior

Jim Bound <seamus@bit-net.com> Sat, 22 September 2001 03:58 UTC

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Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 23:56:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jim Bound <seamus@bit-net.com>
To: "Guja, ArturX" <ArturX.Guja@intel.com>
Cc: "Dhcwg (E-mail)" <dhcwg@ietf.org>
Subject: Re: [dhcwg] Rebind failure behavior
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this is a bug...thanks


/jim


On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, Guja, ArturX wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I have encountered one totally counter-intuitive thing in the
> draft 19.
> 
> The text reads as follows:
> " The server will respond to the Rebind message with a Reply message.
>    If no Reply message is received within REP_MSG_TIMEOUT milliseconds,
>    the client retransmits the Rebind with the same transaction-ID, and
>    doubles the REP_MSG_TIMEOUT value, and waits again.  The client
>    continues this process until a Reply is received "
> 
> So, basically, if the first server is down, and no other server
> is willing to respond to a REBIND (they don't have to, if they do
> not "feel" authoritative about this particular client's leases)
> the client goes HANG and stays there.
> 
> I believe this will have to be changed to some timeout or
> something.
> 
> Artur Guja
> 
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