Mysql backend for dhcpd ?

Jason Gerfen jason.gerfen at
Fri Sep 28 13:20:17 UTC 2007

LESOUEF Emmanuel wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been asked if dhcpd supports MySQL as a replacement for
> dhcpd.leases.
> Using Dhcpd for several years, I'm stuck with this question.
> Anyone to comment and answer ?
> Thanks
> --
> Emmanuel Lesouef

I do not think so right now. I created a web interface with a mysql
storage for static hosts and global/subnet/pxe config data at phpDHCPAdmin is the project name. I should add leases
to the functionality as well but we have been using it here for over 3
years without problem.

It wasn't designed for leases, but to allow non-admin users to modify
static host assignments without the problem of someone overwriting
changes to the dhcpd.conf by having more then one copy open at a time.

Jason Gerfen
jason.gerfen at

University Of Utah
Marriott Library

Finster's Law: A closed mouth gathers no feet.

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