Quick Failover

Benjamin Wiechman benw at meltel.com
Tue May 22 13:00:36 UTC 2007


Ben Wiechman
Wisper Wireless Solutions, LLC
ben at wisper-wireless.com

-----Original Message-----
From: dhcp-users-bounce at isc.org [mailto:dhcp-users-bounce at isc.org] On Behalf
Of Simon Hobson
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 5:09 PM
To: dhcp-users at isc.org
Subject: Re: Quick Failover

Benjamin Wiechman wrote:

>For a quick and dirty transition to a new dhcp server I should be able to
>the following correct?
>1)       Shut down dhcpd on old machine
>2)       Ensure that new server is listening on correct eth interface
>3)       Copy dhcpd.conf, dhcpd.leases, and dhcpd.leases~ to new server
>4)       Point my ip helper address at the new server
>5)       Start dhcpd on new machine

Yes (you don't need dhcpd.leases~)
But I wouldn't call it "quick and dirty", it's quick but by no means dirty.

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