Archive for 'ISC DHCP'

How The ISC DHCP Server Derives Host Names

Like most DHCP implementations, the ISC DHCP server supports sending host names in response to a DHCP DISCOVERY message. The host name is sent when DHCP option 12 is requested by the client, and the name is derived from one of two locations: 1. The ISC DHCP server will look up the IP address in […]

Building ISC DHCP 4.X on Solaris hosts

I attempted to upgrade my ISC DHCP installation to dhcp-4.1.1b1 this past weekend, and ran into the following configure error: $ ./configure –prefix=/bits/software/dhcp-4.1.1b1 checking for a BSD-compatible install… /bin/ginstall -c checking whether build environment is sane… yes checking for gawk… gawk checking whether make sets $(MAKE)… no checking for gcc… gcc checking for C compiler […]

Installing ISC DHCP version 3.X to a non-standard location

I use the ISC DHCP server to manage IP allocations at home, and to provide the pxegrub handoff location to new systems I’m building. Since my DHCP server has become rather important, I wanted to install it to a file system that was mirrored. To figure out how to do this, I read through the […]