Problem with airport base station dhcp and network
Posted on 2004-12-01
Hello we have an apple airport base station on our network that is broadcasting the following being picked up by our syslog server:
004-11-30 14:13:50 Local1.Info 172.16.21.138 0003 400 DHCP SERVER Offered | Offering: 10.0.1.4 To: FFFFFFFFFFFF By: 10.0.1.1
The offering address is variable.
For some reason, intermittent network outages (other machines incapable of recieving dhcp info or browsing, etc.) began happening shortly after this client was put on the network. Now I know the client isnt distributing ips to the ethernet side of the network (Our side) because that option is not selected (Verified via phone conversation). At first I thought this might be like a rouge dhcp server on the network which would cause trouble... but maybe not?
Why is my problem occuring. What does this line mean? Why is it being broadcast outside of the airports wireless network? How do I block it? How do I block the airport from sending any information outbound period without interfering with needed dhcp info and interior machines? I cant filter dhcp based on the source and destination due to equipment restraints, and it needs a dynamic ip. The airport has to recieve its ip address via dhcp. I also at this time cannot replace or access the airport and must supply the client with the appropriate directions. My hands are kind of tied. If I had my way I get rid of the thing. I have nopractical knowledge of the way an airport works, so complete references would be cool.
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