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dhcp attack

i have a dhcp server on valn 3 and somebody has put somekind of vmware software on pc with dhcp on that... am not able to find that dhcp server now.. I have the macaddress of that server... i am not able to ping that server too..please let me know how to find that another server

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Re: dhcp attack

Gopi

If you have the mac address then you should be able to look in the mac-address-table (or the cam depending on the model of switch) and find what port that mac address is located on. That should lead you to where the server is.

HTH

Rick

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our network is a huge network where i have two core switch (primary and secondary), more than 30 distribution switch and more than 150 access switches. am not able to trace exactly where is the mac address is coming from. pleas let me know elaborately to mitigate this issue

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Re: dhcp attack

If you have the mac-address of that server, at the switch issue: show mac-address-table and should point to the switchport this device is connected to.

If the switchport listed is connected to another switch, hop onto that switch and execute the same command until you find the culprit device.

I also recommend configuring dhcp snooping if you switch supports it. What type of switch do you have ?

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Edison.

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Re: dhcp attack

core - 6000 , distribution - 3750 and access - 2960.. I tried show mac adddress table but no use... how effective would dhcp snooping would be... will enabling dhcp snooping will have any effect on core switches or the whole network performance

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Re: dhcp attack

You need to configure DHCP snooping on all switches in your network for it to be effective.

You would have trusted and untrusted ports. Trusted ports will be the ones connected to valid DHCP servers and inter-switch links. Untrusted ports will be the ones connected to every device in your network.

For more information in general configuration on this feature see:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SXF/native/configuration/guide/snoodhcp.html

HTH,

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Edison.

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Re: dhcp attack

i understand by enabling dhcp snooping the rogue dhcp server can be stopped from offerind dhcp ip addresses on that lan... but how to narrow down that rogue dhcp server

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Re: dhcp attack

We already gave you the suggestion. I understand that's a huge task given the size of your network. That's the reason features such as DHCP snooping were implemented, to avoid this kind of headaches. I'm afraid you will have to rally up the troops and hop onto each switch until you find the culprit.

After that, formulate a plan and deploy DHCP snooping.

HTH,

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Edison.

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