Heavy config file and vlan usage

Tom Schmitt TomSchmitt at gmx.de
Tue Jun 19 15:15:33 UTC 2007

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Datum: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 15:29:30 +0200
Von: Emmanuel Lesouef <e.lesouef at crbn.fr>
An: dhcp-users at isc.org
Betreff: Heavy config file and vlan usage

> Hello,
> I'm currently using dhcp3-server from Debian Stable (codename Etch) :
> 3.0.1-2.
> My question is :
> We're going to migrate our main network hardware and we will split the
> lan's in several vlans.
> - Is it possible to split the config fil of dhcp server ? In order to
> have some sort of "includes" on the dhcpd.conf. ie to enhance
> readability.

yes. You can put every part of the config file in a seperate file and include it in the dhcpd.conf with a line like:
include "/etc/dhcp/something";

> - Will dhcp server handle the charge as we plan to have 20 (maybe more)
> vlans and as much subnet/pools to handle it ?

Depends on your hardware and how often you'll get requests (number of clients and the leasetime).
I have about thousend vlans on my dhcp-server and no problems with the performance.

> Thanks you very much for all the help you can give.
> -- 
> Emmanuel Lesouef
> t : 0231069671
> m : e.lesouef at crbn.fr

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