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Timeline Diagram of Client Server Interaction

Timeline Diagram of Client Server Interaction

                               Client          Server
                                   v               v
                                   |               |
                         Begins initialization     |
                                   |               |
                                   |\____________  |
                                   | DHCPDISCOVER \|
                                   |               |
                                   |          Determines
                                   |         configuration
                                   |               |
                                   |  ___________/ |
                                   | /  DHCPOFFER  |
                                   |/              |
                                   |               |
                           Collects replies        |
                                   |               |
                         Selects configuration     |
                                   |               |
                                   |\____________  |
                                   |  DHCPREQUEST\ |
                                   |               |
                                   |     Commits configuration
                                   |               |
                                   | _____________/|
                                   |/ DHCPACK      |
                                   |               |
                        Initialization complete    |
                                   |               |
                                   .               .
                                   .               .
                                   |               |
                          Graceful shutdown        |
                                   |               |
                                   |\ ____________ |
                                   | DHCPRELEASE  \|
                                   |               |
                                   |        Discards lease
                                   |               |
                                   v               v

Last modified July 29 1999 10:05 AM

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