How is a DHCPDISCOVER transmitted on a network to reach a DHCP server?

How is a DHCPDISCOVER transmitted on a network to reach a DHCP server?

  • A DHCPDISCOVER message is sent with the IP address of the DHCP server as the destination address.
  • A DHCPDISCOVER message is sent with a multicast IP address that all DHCP servers listen to as the destination address.
  • A DHCPDISCOVER message is sent with the broadcast IP address as the destination address.
  • A DHCPDISCOVER message is sent with the IP address of the default gateway as the destination address.
    Answers Explanation & Hints:

    The DHCPDISCOVER message is sent by a DHCPv4 client and targets a broadcast IP along with the destination port 67. The DHCPv4 server or servers respond to the DHCPv4 clients by targeting port 68.