Shared Network

mattf at mattf at
Wed Jan 14 13:40:27 UTC 2009


 You said you also did IPTV, what do you all use for transport and middleware? It would be so great if you could send us a little bit of your conf file, i would be very greatfull!!! If there is ever anything we can do to help you please feel free to call me.

Matt Faggione
Etex Communication
Data/Video Tech

------Original Mail------
From: <mschober at>
To: "Users of ISC DHCP" <dhcp-users at>
Sent: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 21:12:55 -0600 CST
Subject: Re: Shared Network

> I am useing ISC 4.1.0 and i am tring to set up my dhcpd.conf file. I work
> for a IPTv provider and we are going to use it for our STB network. The
> STB will request an ip address from the dhcpd server via but
> we want the STB to get and we will be seting up 25
> netorks the same way. In our old dhcpd.conf file we set it up like the
> example below and it will work on this dhcp server in this is the only
> class, shared network and subnet set up on it. As soon as we add another
> network it will pull address from the first one. We change the class name
> on each network and match the allow statment in the ip pool to that class
> name. is there a limit to how many shared networks you can add on a conf.
> file? If anyone has a simular setup as we do can you send a example of how
> you did it. we have about 5000 STB's that will pull a lease from this
> server so if there is a better way of doing this please reply to this
> email.
> class "Occam_PineAcres_Video"
> {
>  match if (binary-to-ascii (10, 8, ".", packet(24,3)) = "10.5.0") and
> (suffix(option Agent.circuit-id, 1) = "6");
>  default-lease-time 43200;     # 12 hours
>  max-lease-time 43200;         # 12 hours
> }
> shared-network Occam
> {
> subnet netmask
> {
> }
> ###Occam Pine Acres/video###
>  subnet netmask {
>  option broadcast-address;
>  option subnet-mask;
>  option routers;
>  option domain-name-servers,;
>  option root-path "US/Central";
>  option time-servers;
>  option ntp-servers;
>  pool {
>  range;
>  allow members of "Occam_PineAcres_Video";
>  }
> }
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We also run an IPTV system here in Lubbock.  We ran into some similar
problems with DHCP when we first set up.  I'll look through some of my
notes in the morning, and send you some config snippets and tips.

Milton Schober, Jr.
VP, Data Services
NTS Communications, Inc.

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