ISC DHCP and RedHat Linux

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at
Wed Jan 23 11:39:32 UTC 2008

>Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:58:48 +0300
>From: "rakesh zingade" <rakeshzingade at>
>To: dhcp-users at
>Subject: ISC DHCP and RedHat Linux
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>Hi all,
>This is my first post for this list. I was worked on configuration DHCP
>server for my firm, the server was using RedHat Linux. The dhcp server
>package is came along with RedHat distribution CDs. Just in last weak last
>week I came across ISC. I have one doubt is Linux provided DHCP and ISC DHCP
>are same? Because ISC web pages has discussion about  Linux.
>Please clear my doubt. Thanks...
>Rakesh P. Zingade

Try this. If you get a similar message then it's ISC dhcp. If you get
something entirely different, then it's not.


% dhcpd -h       
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server V3.1.0
Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
Usage: dhcpd [-p <UDP port #>] [-d] [-f]
             [-cf config-file] [-lf lease-file]
                   [-tf trace-output-file]
                   [-play trace-input-file]
             [-t] [-T] [-s server] [if0 [...ifN]]

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get the latest from and install that before
requesting help.

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yet read the README, please read it before requesting help.
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mailing list, please read the section on the README about
submitting bug reports and requests for help.

Please do not under any circumstances send requests for
help directly to the authors of this software - please
send them to the appropriate mailing list as described in
the README file.


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