slightly confusing release notes

sthaug at sthaug at
Sat Aug 29 14:41:34 UTC 2009

> DHCP 4.1.1b2 was released on Aug 10 09, the following was sent to the
> dhcp-announce list.
> > ISC DHCP 4.1.1b2 is now available for download.
> > 
> > This is the SECOND BETA of ISC DHCP 4.1.1, a release which contains a
> > number of bug fixes.
> > 
> > A list of the changes in this release has been appended to the end
> > of this message.  For a complete list of changes from any previous
> > release, please consult the RELNOTES file within the source
> > distribution, or on our website:
> > 
> >

Ah, missed that one. But this is good news - I'm now running 4.1.1b2
with only two local patches (as opposed to the 6 I needed for 4.1.1b1).

Those two patches are non-critical:

1. Patch to common/bpf.c to be enable compilation with the USE_SOCKETS
define on BSD (to remove all icky broadcast traffic handling - assumes
all your DHCP traffic is either unicast directly to the DHCP server or
handled via a DHCP relay agent). See

I was happy to see that step 3 of my recipe in that message, explicit
removal of the USE_BPF define, is no longer needed in 4.1.1b2.

2. Minor patch to server/dhcpd.c to correct two obviously incorrect
error messages. See

In any case - 4.1.1b2 is running great here, in a failover pair. Stable,
no obvious memory leaks, no crashes.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at

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