Commit 99907288 authored by Marcin Siodelski's avatar Marcin Siodelski
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[2893] Extended DHCPv4 server limitations for supported link layer headers.

parent e5c085f0
......@@ -1756,8 +1756,15 @@ temporarily override a list of interface names and listen on all interfaces.
<simpara>Raw sockets operation is working on Linux
only. See <xref linkend="iface-detect"/> for details.</simpara>
<simpara>On Linux and BSD system families the DHCP messages are sent
and received over the raw sockets (using LPF and BPF) and all packet
headers (including data link layer, IP and UDP headers) are created and
parsed by Kea, rather than the system kernel. Currently, Kea only can
only parse the data link layer headers with a format adhering to
IEEE 802.3 standard and assumes this data link layer header format
for all interfaces. Hence, Kea will fail to work on interfaces
which use different data link layer header formats (e.g. Infiniband).
<simpara>The DHCPv4 server does not verify that
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