System Administration Guide: IP Services

DHCP Client Management

The Solaris DHCP client does not require management under normal system operation. It automatically starts when the system boots, renegotiates leases, and stops when the system shuts down. You cannot manually start and stop the dhcpagent daemon. However, you can use the ifconfig command as superuser on the client system to affect the client's management of the network interface if necessary.

ifconfig Command Options Used With DHCP Client

The ifconfig command enables you to:

DHCP Client Parameter File

The file /etc/default/dhcpagent on the client system contains tunable parameters for the dhcpagent daemon. You can use a text editor to change several parameters that affect client operation. The file is well documented so you should refer to the file for more information, as well as referring to the dhcpagent man page.