upgrading dhcpd from 3.0.5 to 3.1.x

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Tue Dec 2 17:22:56 UTC 2008

> I want to upgrade these servers to dhcpd V3.1.1.1 (the latest in the 
> FreeBSD ports collection). How do I determine if my existing config 
> files and lease files are fully compatible with the new version? README 
> and RELNOTES are silent on this.

The leases file should be fine. The "on the wire" format has changed
somewhat - a 3.0.5 server can *not* work with a 3.1.x server in a
failover pair.

> "RELNOTES" says the failover mechanism is "significantly enhanced". Is 
> it compatible with the older version? I'd like to avoid the risk 
> involved in upgrading both servers simultaneously.

You don't have to upgrade them both at the same second - but they *do*
need to both be upgraded to have your failover functional again.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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