3.1.0 failover and dynamic bootp clients

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at isc.org
Tue Aug 14 21:40:51 UTC 2007

On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 02:08:41PM -0700, Carlos Vicente wrote:
> > We should have load balanced bootrequests.
> I assume you mean "load balanced bootreplies". 

Not really - by the time we assemble a reply, it's too late, the
lease database is updated.

> Can you elaborate on how that's done?

The same as we do for DHCP - just LBA the chaddr and drop bootrequests
that match the peer.  RFC3074.

If you wanted to do it yourself, you could probably find the source
in 'server/dhcp.c' and graft it into the bootrequest handler.  Look
for 'load_balance_mine'.  Patches to dhcp-suggest at isc.org.

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