The flexible stack supports all popular protocols such as ACD, ARP, AutoIP
, DHCP, DNS, FTP, HTTP, ICMP, IPv4, Multicast, NetBIOS Name Service, PPP/PPPoE, SMTP, SNTP, TCP, UDP, UPnP, VLAN, and many more.
In addition, many off-the-shelf converters do not support AutoIP and duplicate IP.
If the converter supports AutoIP, then it accommodates duplicate IP detection as well.
First, enable DHCP and AutoIP; second, restart the converter to determine its IP address.
The converter's ARP module will need modification if AutoIP is not supported.
The Null Probe is used to ensure that either a static IP address, an address provided by the DHCP server in the system, or an AutoIP address is not already in use on the network.
AutoIP automatically selects an IP address without using a DHCP server.
Not all converters support AutoIP, but you can implement it by trying an address, detecting if it's in use, and if so, looping until a free IP address is found.