I'm just wondering what the structure is here. Can an ethernet cable give link and seemingly work fine, but cause problems with DHCP traffic between two nodes? One part of me is thinking that link means that traffic is coming through OK, but at the same time you can have link but a massive amount of dropped packages if the cable is physically damaged, right?
So then the follow-up to this is, could you say that ip problems are very unlikely to be caused by a broken ethernet cable, and if it is, it should almost certainly be visibly damaged?
Thanks in advance.