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|Working With DHCP in Oracle Solaris 11.1 Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library|
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 following list includes some of the important additions for ISC DHCP in the Oracle Solaris release:
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 using a user login or role can be managed by using the solaris.smf.manage.dhcp and solaris.smf.value.dhcp authorizations.
In addition, the ISC DHCP server shipped with the Oracle Solaris 11.1 release supports DHCP over IPoIB (IP over Infiniband). DHCP over IPoIB, as defined by RFC 4390, improves interoperability.
For more information about ISC DHCP, see the ISC DHCP Documentation web page.