option vs send ? netmask inheritance?

Jason Frisvold frisvolj at lafayette.edu
Tue May 18 18:04:28 UTC 2010

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On 05/18/2010 01:51 PM, Glenn Satchell wrote:
>> 'send' is a client configuration command, that says to send that option
>> in the DHCP request to the server. See man dhclient.conf. It has no
>> meaning in the server's dhcpd.conf.

Aha ..  that explains why the only references I could find to it are in
dhclient.conf documentation..  One less thing that needs to be imported.

>> option host-name sets the value for that option, in this case it would
>> over-ride any hostname supplied by the client. All options are covered
>> in the dhcp-options man page.

Excellent.  I had found the dhcp-options page, just not the reference to

>> It inherits all the values from the subnet scope which matches the IP
>> address being assigned (either a fixed-address or a dynamic address),
>> and any other scopes such as a group statement. Other useful things that
>> are inherited are routers, lease times, and so on. No need to specify
>> netmask.

Excellent, this is exactly how I expected it worked.  Again, less to
import, thanks!

>> regards,
>> -glenn

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