Add a new subnet and apply it without stopping and starting dhcpd

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Tue Sep 30 07:07:32 UTC 2014

Abdul Khader <akhader at> wrote:

> Is it in the roadmap to implement reload ?

Firstly a stop & start doesn't take long, even on large configs.
Secondly, a restart would internally be pretty much the same as a stop & start. To do a dynamic reload would need a **LOT** of new code which would then need testing and maintaining. Even if it was decided that this was "a good thing", ISC would need a sponsor to pay for the development time.

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