Compressed Config

Ricardo Stella stella at
Tue May 13 20:14:26 UTC 2008

Todd Snyder wrote:
> Good day,
> I'm setting up a new DHCP server, which will serve about 300 new
> subnets.  My subnets are all exactly the same:
> subnet netmask {
>          range;
>          option broadcast-address;
>          option domain-name "prov0.cfg2";
>          option domain-name-servers,;
>          option routers; 
> } 
> And I increment my 3rd octet all the way up to 254.
> Same with another network.
> Given the sameness of all the subnets, is there a clever way to define
> these so each one isn't declared?  Something similar to the $GENERATE
> directive in named?  It seems like a lot of work when you have hundreds
> of the exact same lines, except 2 numbers changing ...
Good old bash script would do it in no time output to individual subnet 
files.  Then just use the Include option on your main config file...  My 



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