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An implementation of the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) DHCP server has been added to Oracle Solaris. Because this software is not automatically installed, you can add this server to your system by typing the following command:
# pkg install pkg:/service/network/dhcp/isc-dhcp
The ISC DHCP server, dhcpd, implements the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and the Internet Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP). DHCP allows hosts on a TCP/IP network to request and be assigned IP addresses, and also to discover information about the network to which they are attached. BOOTP provides similar functionality.
The following lists some of the important additions to the release for DHCP:
Several services have been added to support ISC DHCP and the legacy Sun DHCP service. See SMF Services Used by the DHCP Service for a list of all of the services used by DHCP.
Three commands have been added: dhcpd, dhcprelay, and omshell. See Files Used by the DHCP Service for a list of all of the commands that are associated with DHCP.
For ISC DHCP, the server configuration files are /etc/inet/dhcpd4.conf for DHCPv4 and /etc/inet/dhcpd6.conf for DHCPv6.
A user called dhcpserv has been added for the ISC DHCP service.
Access to the commands three new commands can be managed by using the solaris.smf.manage.dhcp and solaris.smf.value.dhcp authorizations.
For more information about ISC DHCP, see the ISC DHCP Documentation web page.