cucidhcp merged

Stephen R. van den Berg srb at
Tue Aug 23 14:41:32 CEST 2011

Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
>On 23 Aug 2011, at 14:24, Stephen R. van den Berg wrote:
>> Alan DeKok wrote:
>>> The DHCP relaying code is in FreeRADIUS for a reason.  While it
>>> doesn't work perfectly yet, there have been a number of requests for it.

>> What is the rationale for them not to use dhcp-helper ?

>Whats the rationale for them not to use another DHCP server?

It seems that you don't know the answer to my question, but I'll help
you with this one:

The reason one would not want to use a different DHCP server is because
freeradius allows controlling the DHCP server using a RADIUS backend.
This allows for more finegrained control over the DHCP responses
than most other DHCP servers provide.

DHCP relay functionality, however, is a rather dull and simple task.
Just about the only configurable thing about a DHCP relay is the
IP address of the upstream DHCP server it relays to.
Embedding this functionality in a radius server doesn't give you
great benefits.  A small program like dhcp-helper does the relaying
part just fine (at least as good as, if not better than freeradius).

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