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This is an exam question of Internet Protocol.

I thought the answer is "NO" but I want to make sure.

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No. It doesn't belong on any of the three sites. (At most on superuser.) Serverfault isn't about things that have to do with servers. Serverfault is about people who manage more than one server professionally and not as a hobby. –  Georg Schölly Nov 15 '09 at 12:06
    
See the FAQ serverfault.com/faq: Server Fault is for system administrators and IT professionals, people who manage or maintain computers in a professional capacity. –  Georg Schölly Nov 15 '09 at 12:07
    
Obviously, what we need is "Homework Fault" to take care of questions like this. –  Evan Anderson Nov 15 '09 at 13:30
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RFC2131 is your friend. "Homework Fault" - :) –  Darth Satan Nov 15 '09 at 14:16
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Why would you send this to Superuser? Its not just a dumping ground for crap we don't like. The topic of this question is around DHCP, were it a valid question, it would belong on this site. It's a bad, do my homework for me question, so it should be closed as such, not sent over to SU for them to close it properly. –  Sam Nov 15 '09 at 18:59

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You'll find what you're looking for here (and if you actually bother to read it you'll learn something, as opposed to just having the answer given to you).

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A server of this protocol assigns an IP address per MAC address. So YES the protocol can support multiple IP addresses per Host given multiple NICs.

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As far as I know the answer is no. not at the same time. (at least if the client have 1 nic)

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Sure enough, a single DHCP server will not supply multiple addresses to one client and let it choose.

But if you have more than one DHCP servers on your network (for redundancy in legacy windows (2003) environments?) a client will often get one DHCPOFFER from each DHCP server. Then, the client chooses one server to send his DHCPREQUEST to. Usually the client takes the server which answered first.

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hmmm.... there is a difference between a "Client" and a "Network Adapter" (NIC). A DHCP server doesn't really know about "Clients" per-se, just MAC addresses. Have a look at the "byte level" protocol definition to make sure. –  jldupont Nov 16 '09 at 12:54

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