[ednog] Anyone using the ISC DHCPD failover protocol?

Jeff Murphy jcmurphy at oss.buffalo.edu
Wed Sep 21 16:45:40 EDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 13:40 -0500, Chris Fabri wrote:
> Andrew W. Elble wrote:
>  > Hi all!
>  >
>  >   Quick question, is anyone using ISC's DHCP server configured with
>  > the failover protocol/replication enabled? What have your experiences
>  > been? Would you recommend it in a production environment?
> I'm also looking into this.   My understanding is that beyond the 
> dhcpd.config and leases issues, you also need to keep your configs in 
> sync, and when changes are made, still restart both/all dhcpd processes.
> How have those who've deployed this managed this portion?    Or is this 
> simpler than what I'm thinking?     chris

you use include statements to include the common configuration bits and
just mirror those files. this is discussed in the dhcpd.conf man page.

when you restart the server, have the init script rsync the common conf
files over to the other server and restart that other server. 


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