Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020
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Known Affected Versions:
11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2
13.0.0, 12.1.2, 11.6.1 HF1
Opened: Mar 03, 2016
Related AskF5 Article: K56504204
If the routing table on the DHCP server is misconfigured, so that the DHCP server knows how to send packets to the BIG-IP self IP address (used by the BIG-IP system DHCP relay), but does not know how to send packets to DHCP clients, DHCP clients will not receive a DHCP reply for unicast requests and will start to broadcast DHCP renewal. After a while, the BIG-IP system will stop relaying DHCPOFFER and DHCPACK back to DHCP clients altogether.
The BIG-IP system stops relaying DHCPOFFER and DHCPACK back to DHCP clients.
DHCP server unicast reply back to client is not received by client, causing DHCP client to send broadcast DHCP packets (with client's IP address as the source IP address).
Modify the DHCP server routing table, so that the DHCP server can deliver DHCP reply packets back to clients successfully.
DHCP relay now continues forwarding the server DHCPOFFER and DHCPACK messages under these conditions.