DHCP Snooping on multiple switches

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Aug 28th, 2009
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I'd like to configure dhcp snooping on a multiple switch environment (almost all 6500s), but I have some concerns on trunking ports.

1) not-so-simple question:

I have this layout

- dhcp server connecting to port 1 of switch 1; access vlan on vlan 1

- dhcp client connecting to port 2 of switch 2; access vlan on vlan 2

switch 1 and 2 are connected via a trunk port (port 3 on both).

L3 for both vlan 1 and 2 is configured on switch 1.

Should I configure port 3 of switch 2 as a trusted port?



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Giuseppe Larosa Fri, 08/28/2009 - 07:05
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Hello Ivan,

>> Should I configure port 3 of switch 2 as a trusted port?

yes otherwise legitimate traffic could be dropped.

DHCP snooping looks at the source ip address and you are likely to receive traffic with arbitrary source ip address on this port to the default gateway coming from all other possible vlans/subnets or even from internet

Hope to help



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