DHCP for multiple subnets (was: Re: Routing and bandwidth problem)

Rodolfo J. Paiz rpaiz at simpaticus.com
Mon Jun 14 16:47:37 UTC 2004

At 07:55 6/14/2004, Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha wrote:
>Well, I won't argue with the maintainers, though I can't figure out what
>confusion could be caused by an interface the daemon never sees.

BTW, although it's not much of an excuse I was very short on sleep and got 
a little cranky with you. My bad... sorry.

All my life I've configured dhcpd *only* for the one subnet on which I was 
assigning addresses and limited the interfaces to which the server process 
listened via the DHCPDARGS variable in /etc/sysconfig/dhcpd. Just like you. 
Now, when investigating dhcpd for multiple interfaces and subnets, I was 
told that the ideal procedure is to document all configured static subnets 
to avoid some possible confusion on dhcpd's part... that is, not strictly 
necessary but better.

Since in this case the suggestion is also neater and seems to me more 
thorough, I'm happy to take it and make it part of my standard operating 
procedures. Besides, I'm happy to avoid "some possible confusion" that 
might eventually happen in any of my systems! <smile>


Rodolfo J. Paiz
rpaiz at simpaticus.com

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