I've discovered a problem with the Mac OS 9.1 DHCP client: it doesn't
seem to work with an NT 4.0 Server system acting as the DHCP server.
I noticed this issue while installing a new G4 533DP system at a client
site; several other older G4s running both Mac OS 8.6 and 9.04 work
without issue with the NT DHCP server (otherwise the server is a
piece of garbage, but that's another post for another time). The system
works fine when assigned a static IP address, but that's not the client's
desired final configuration.
I've seen a few other brief problem posts on this issue in various forums,
but it seems like more people should be running into this issue. Perhaps
Mac OS 9.1 works with some, but not all, DHCP servers?