Simple tcp/ip question.
I was informed that my DHCP server is attributing more traffic that it should. I have a client/server, domain network that has a normal internal DHCP setup. The scope is set for start 192.168.1.2 and ending at 192.168.1.255, which is allows 253 clients with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0. There are 5 clients on the network. The server and gateway are excluded
Now the argument is: would there be less traffic if the scope was only 10 or 20 static IP’s instead of 253. The way I understand it is that the client will broadcast out to the network for an IP and when the server receives it an IP will be issued.
Any responses on this?