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[ale] Comcast linux...

On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Bob Toxen wrote:

> Yet another reason why DHCP is a badly designed protocol.  Who created it
> anyway?  The other reason is that it is UDP which is spoofable, rather than
> TCP which is not with a decent stack.  Microsoft?

Sun did, or at least bootp on which dhcp is based. IMHO, though, TCP vs UDP
doesn't really matter for bootp / dhcp because they're broadcast-based. Why
bother spoofing? It's easier just to set up a bogus DHCP server to answer
the client's DHCPDISCOVER....