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A rogue DHCP server is a DHCP server that is not under the control of network administrators and is therefore unauthorized. When a rogue DHCP server is introduced to the network, it could start assigning invalid IP addresses, disrupting network connections or preventing client devices from accessing network services. It could also be used by hackers to compromise network security.
Typically, rogue DHCP servers are network devices (such as routers) with built-in DHCP server capability that has been enabled (often, unknowingly) by users. The rogue DHCP server detection feature can help you prevent connectivity and security issues that rogue DHCP servers may cause. When this feature is enabled, Unleashed scans the network every five seconds for unauthorized DHCP servers and generates an event every time it detects a rogue DHCP server.
Rogue DHCP Server Detection