Testing the config file

Tim Peiffer peiffer at umn.edu
Thu Aug 17 01:11:28 UTC 2006

That was written in back in V2.1..

dhcpd -t  -cf <config file>  -lf <lease file>

Tim Peiffer

John Tabasz (jtabasz) wrote:
> ISC DHCPD 3.0.2
> Solaris 2.8 OS on the server boxes. 
> Solaris built-in client on the client boxes.  
> Hi, I have a situation where I will be rewriting and reinstalling the
> dhcpd.conf file as new hosts are added to the subnet. This will be on a
> more or less real time basis. All leases are static. 
> I am automating this process, and want to use the dhcpd -t option to
> test the config file before installing it on the server. 
> Is there are way to specify a different file to test before installing
> it? Or do I have to do a move the existing config file to another
> filename, mv the new file to the dhcpd.conf filename, then test, then if
> test passed, toggle the dhcpd process, and if the test failed, reverse
> the previous steps to get the previously existing config file back in
> place? 
> I suppose this could be done with links, but still would be easier to
> just specify the filename to test on the command line.
> What gives?
> Thanks,
> John

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