dhcp - DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server and relay agent.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol which allows
individual devices on an IP network to get their own network
configuration information (IP address, subnetmask, broadcast address,
etc.) from a DHCP server. The overall purpose of DHCP is to make it
easier to administer a large network. The dhcp package includes the
ISC DHCP service and relay agent.
To use DHCP on your network, install a DHCP service (or relay agent),
and on clients run a DHCP client daemon. The dhcp package provides
the ISC DHCP service and relay agent.
by Jiri Popelka (2010-08-26):
- The server's "by client-id" and "by hardware address" hash table lists
are now sorted according to the preference to re-allocate that lease to
returning clients. This should eliminate pool starvation problems
arising when "INIT" clients were given new leases rather than presently
active ones. (RHBZ #627572)
by Jiri Popelka (2010-08-09):
- A partner-down failover server no longer emits 'peer holds all free leases'
if it is able to newly-allocate one of the peer's leases. (RHBZ #621838)