ISC DHCP server offers fixed IP addresses to ANY device!
David W. Hankins
David_Hankins at isc.org
Mon Dec 22 18:43:34 UTC 2008
On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 02:37:35PM +0530, Jatinder Goswami wrote:
> Can you please let us know how to configure dhcpd for reserved IP
'fixed-address' declarations are distinct from the idea of reserved
dynamic allocations. Because fixed-address setups do not carry a
lease through the resulting states, there is no hard drive access,
and consequently, no fsync-rate limit to response performance.
But this doesn't really answer your question either.
When I added reserved IP support, it was new, and I wasn't really sure
how it would be used (most people seem to prefer fixed-address
statements for aforementioned simplicity reasons, 'reserved' flagged
leases seemed at the time to be largely only useful to MS->ISC
conversions, and as such, probably done once at lease-database-
migration time). So the only ways to reserve an IP address out of
a dynamic pool right now are to edit dhcpd.leases inbetween a restart,
to use OMAPI, or to try the "infinite-is-reserved" feature, which was
a kind of shot in the dark on my part in the area of not-migrating
reserved lease support.
None of those are really good options. In retrospect, now that I've
seen how folks plan to use it, I think we could have supported a
situation where the server is directed to reserve leases for specific
host records (just add a 'reserve' boolean config value) or classes,
and this could at least be used for hosts that do not roam around the
This would probably take betwen 5-10 lines of code, if anyone feels
like contributing it.
In other news, we're looking at better database backends (and a mode
of operation that is not memory based), and better CLI tools for
runtime configuration management.
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