[OpenIndiana-discuss] isc-dhcp client

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Thu Sep 6 01:51:58 UTC 2012

On Wed, 5 Sep 2012, Gary Gendel wrote:

> Hi,
> Anyone know if there is a fundamental reason why we can't wholesale replace 
> the Sun/Oracle dhcp client with the ISC one?  If we don't get any updates 
> downstream from Oracle we will never get features like ipv6 prefix 
> delegation.  This feature is becoming important as some big ISPs (i.e. 
> Comcast) are using this to delegate IPV6 blocks to their business/personal 
> customers.
> If the answer is that I should be able to replace it, the next question is if 
> anyone has done this before and how difficult this would be to do.

I assume you are talking about the client and not the server?  If you 
are talking about the client, then it seems possible to do this via an 

If you are talking about the server, unless the ISC version is truely 
a drop-in replacement, it would be best to make it an add-on package 
using different directories so that it is possible to migrate from one 
to the other and not crater users networks due to an update.  As 
Gordon Ross mentions, the Sun dhcp server has nice integration with a 
dhcpmgr GUI (which I use under Solaris 10).

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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