... and, of course, the resolution for the problem is, "you should contact your DHCP server vendor to find out how to set up your server to behave stupidly in order to work around our moronic, anti-social, fragile, non-protocol-compliant behaviour which we won't fix because we don't want to" (probably because it's to work around an idiotic bug in their crappy bundled DHCP server).
HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE
P.S. I haven't had time to read LJ in a month or more. :( *sigh*