Upgrading server hardware on existing failover pair

glen.neff at emc.com glen.neff at emc.com
Tue Apr 3 15:00:11 UTC 2012

> Hi I inherited some DHCP servers and I'd kile to know the "graceful"
> shutdown sequence. Would you folks mind sharing that? We're just killing
> the service.

That really depends on the OS/distribution and/or how the dhcpd software was installed.

For starters try 'service dhcpd stop'.  There could also be a script called /etc/rc.d/dhcpd, /etc/init.d/dhcpd, /etc/rc3.d/dhcpd, /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dhcpd, etc.  The script could also be called something like isc-dhcpd.  It could be any combination of the above, but if it exists, you should be able to pass a 'stop' parameter  to it.


 * Glen R. J. Neff
 * USD Lab Operations Infrastructure Team
 * glen.neff at emc.com
 * EMC^2 == E^2

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