Production Deployment -- Version Questions

Jiri Popelka jpopelka at
Wed May 26 15:22:47 UTC 2010

On 05/26/2010 04:40 PM, Joshua West wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I'm currently in the process of redeploying our ISC DHCPD system.  It
> issues IP addresses to a class B network, along with several other
> private networks (for things like VoIP phones, etc).
> Our current deployment consists of RHEL3 and DHCP 3.0.x on a pair of
> servers -- no failover configured.  We use RHEL5 now as our standard OS,
> which also ships with version 3.0.x.
> Seeing that I'd like to make use of failover in our new deployment, I
> have a few questions:
>     * Which version would you recommend?  3.1.x?  3.1.x-ESV?  4.1.1?
>     * Or should I stick with the stock ISC DHCP 3.0.x from RHEL?
>     * Release notes for 3.1.x state "A significantly enhanced Failover
> protocol implementation" -- can anybody elaborate beyond whats listed in
> the notes?
> Lastly, has anybody written an RPM .spec for 3.1.x or 4.1.1?  The
> contrib/dhcp.spec file within the 4.1.1 tarball looks like it is only
> for 3.0.x.

you can take a look at the dhcp.spec (4.1.1) from Fedora

It's actually nearly the same as in forthcoming RHEL-6.

Jiri Popelka
Red Hat, inc.

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