Clients not being configured with all options
If a client has been configured with an IP address and
DHCP options, but not with all the options you specified
in the DHCP Server Manager,
too many options may have been specified for the client.
The DHCP server has a 274-byte
practical limit for DHCP options (466 bytes if the Option
Overload feature is enabled). Check /usr/adm/syslog for
one or more messages of the form
``Option code did not fit in packet''.
This indicates that the DHCP
server did not send all the options specified for the client
because the total size of all the client's options exceeded
the ``options'' field size.
Follow the steps below to determine why there may be too
Check to see if the option overload parameter is
specified in the DHCP server parameters. Setting this
parameter allows the server to use the ``sname'' and
``file'' fields of the ``offer'' message, which
provides an additional 192 bytes for options. See
``Specifying DHCP server parameters''.
Check the values configured for the options sent to the
client in the appropriate DHCP option list (subnet, client,
user class, vendor class or global). You can specify an
array of values for some options, such as an array of IP
addresses for the Routers option. Arrays that consist of
many nonsequential values consume space in the ``options'' field
which excludes options found farther down on the configured
list from being sent in the ``offer'' message.
For arrays of IP addresses,
a single range of addresses consumes the least space.
Determine if the client included a ``parameter request list''
in the ``discover'' message by examining the client's
DHCP configuration. These options take precedence over the
options you have configured for the client, subnet and
classes in the DHCP Server Manager. If the
options requested by the client are different from the options
configured by you, the total group of options may exceed the
size limitation. Depending upon the total size of all the
configured options, the options you've configured which are
toward the bottom of the list may be excluded from the
``offer'' message sent to the client. If this scenario is
true, you will have to select the most important options for
the client and eliminate the less important ones.
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