VPN DHCP Errors - Should I be concerned?

I just noticed that in my Win10 event logs, I see this error come on every time my computer restarts or when VPN connects.  Should I be concerned about this?  Thanks


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    I'm not sure exactly why or what's happening precisely, but PIA doesn't actually use a DHCP server to assign the IP address. It's just OpenVPN trickery in the TAP driver to simulate Windows getting an IP from a DHCP server but it's entirely local. Since we use a TUN, I imagine OpenVPN just denies DHCP renews so Windows keeps the IP address.

    So, I'd say it's most likely harmless.
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    Sorry for the late reply, but thank you I will ignore those events.
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