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Configuration Guide - IP Service
S1720, S2700, S5700, and S6720 V200R011C10

This document describes the configurations of IP Service, including IP address, ARP, DHCP, DHCP policy VLAN, DNS, mDNS gateway, mDNS relay, UDP Helper, IP performance optimization, IPv6, DHCPv6, IPv6 DNS, IPv6 over IPv4 tunnel, and IPv4 over IPv6 tunnel.

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(Optional) Configuring a DHCP Client to Dynamically Obtain Routing Information

(Optional) Configuring a DHCP Client to Dynamically Obtain Routing Information


To allow a DHCP client to communicate with other network devices, you need to configure a route in which the next hop address is the gateway address of the client. If the gateway address of the client is dynamically obtained from the DHCP server and the route is statically configured on the client, the static route must be manually modified when the gateway address changes. After the DHCP client is configured to dynamically obtain routing entries through DHCP, the next hop address in the static route is automatically updated when the gateway address changes, lowering maintenance costs.

A DHCP server can allocate routing entries to DHCP clients. On a device functioning as the DHCP client, you can set the priorities of routing entries allocated by the DHCP server so that the DHCP client can dynamically update its routing table.


  1. Enter the system view.


  2. Configure the DHCP client to obtain routing entries through DHCP.

    ip route ip-address { mask | mask-length } interface-type interface-number dhcp [ preference-value  ]

    By default, a DHCP client does not obtain routing entries through DHCP.

  3. Enter the interface view or sub-interface view.

    interface interface-type interface-number [.subinterface-number ]

    Only the S5720EI, S5720HI, S6720EI, and S6720S-EI support sub-interfaces.

  4. (Optional) On an Ethernet interface, run undo portswitch

    The interface is switched to Layer 3 mode.

    By default, an Ethernet interface works in Layer 2 mode.

    Only the S5720HI, S5720EI, S6720EI, and S6720S-EI support switching between Layer 2 and Layer 3 modes.

  5. Set the priority of routing entries allocated by the DHCP server to DHCP clients.

    dhcp client default-route preference preference-value

    The default priority of routing entries allocated by the DHCP server to DHCP clients is 60.

Updated: 2020-02-26

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