third server

Tom Schmitt TomSchmitt at
Tue Feb 19 21:57:46 UTC 2008

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 21:16:31 +1100 (EST)
> Von: Glenn Satchell <Glenn.Satchell at>
> An: dhcp-users at
> Betreff: Re: third server

> >> i got a third location where I want to build up a DHCP-server.
> >> My question is: Is it possible, that one server is the failoverpartner
> >> for more than one server?
> >> 
> >
> >Absolutely. One server can have several failover sessions - towards
> >different servers, or even towards the same server if that is useful.
> >
> Each failover pool can only have two servers, but you can have more
> than one failover pair. So for example pool X can have servers 1 and 2,
> pool Y can have servers 2 and 3, pool Z can have server 1 and 3.
> I have also set up a star-type setup with one central server pairing
> with a local server in each site. Each of the site dhcp servers is a
> server for only the local pool, but the central server is a partner for
> all pools.

Thank you both for the information.

Is this valid for isc-dhcpd version 3.0.3 too, or do I have to switch first to version 3.1?

Regarding the star-topologie you mentioned: How did you managed it, that in the normal work the local dhcp-server would serve the most clients?

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