Recently encountered issue of Rogue DHCP, so wanted to protect my network by implementing DHCP snooping. Have HP 2510 Switches installed, but after searching the internet i found that HP 2510 switches does not support DHCP Snooping. Is there any other technique to protect network from un authorised DHCP servers,


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    You may have to upgrade your switches... someone has been in your situation before: community.spiceworks.com/topic/… – user4565 May 16 '16 at 19:26
  • Upgraded HP 2510 switches from SW version 11.67 to 11.74, btu still the same it does not support DHCP-SNOOPING – Asim Ali May 19 '16 at 10:28
  • Capture a DHCP offer, and check which switch port lists the MAC address of the server. – Zac67 Jun 15 '17 at 15:38
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Since this is still open: the 2510 doesn't support DHCP snooping nor ACLs that could be used in a similar way.

protected-ports can be used to prevent communication between client ports, seemingly stopping rogue DHCP servers - but this will only work on a single switch. Interconnecting 2510 switches through (obviously) unprotected ports opens the opportunity for rogue DHCP servers across this interconnect. You'll need an uplink/interconnecting switch with better filtering capabilities.

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In a test environment you will have to try a multi layered solution.

  1. On your L2 2510 switches try the "protected-port" feature available for the 2510 series



  1. On your L3 cores update/create ACLs that permits "ip helpers" to your legit dhcp servers and denies rogues.

If all fails, upgrade your switches for newer models that supports the feature sets you require?

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  • You should point out that while protected-port may be able to protect from rogue DHCP servers, its function is completely different. – Zac67 Oct 13 '17 at 17:49

DHCP Snooping is what you need.

HP ProCurve LAN products software feature matrix indicates your HP 2510 switch doesn't support it.

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