Converting from Solaris's DHCPd?

Glenn Satchell glenn.satchell at
Sun Sep 12 13:03:22 UTC 2010

In ISC dhcpd you can define options within different scopes, for example 
at a host, group, pool, subnet, class or global scope. All requests that 
are included in that scope inherit the options and settings. Generally 
this gives a very flexible approach. Is this the sort of thing you were 

Generally ISC dhcpd works very well on Solaris. Note that versions of 
dhcpd prior to 4.1.1b3 did not work at all due to a DLPI bug. If you use 
4.1.1, 4.2.0 or any 3.1.x version you will be fine.


On 09/12/10 22:47, Kyle McDonald wrote:
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> Hi all,
> I really want to move from Solaris's DHCPd to the ISC one.
> For the most part this is straight forward. However I am currently
> making heavy use of Sun's Macros for my DHCP options. Actually it's
> the 'nested' feature (one macro including another) that I make the
> most use of, to eliminate repeating the same options and values over
> and over again.
> What is the easiest/best way to achieve similiar functionality on the
> ISC DHCP server?
>     -Kyle
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