Bug ID 1051153: DHCP fails intermittently when the connection is through BIG-IP.

Last Modified: Sep 17, 2022

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5, 14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,

Opened: Sep 30, 2021
Severity: 3-Major


DHCP DISCOVER packets are received, load balanced to the back end DHCP server, a DHCP OFFER reply is received from the server to BIG-IP, but this packet is dropped.


DHCP OFFER is never passed on to the client, and as such, the client keeps sending DHCP DISCOVER packets, which are all dropped the same way.


A BIG-IP system is between the DHCP client and DHCP server.



Fix Information


Behavior Change