Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 41050
request for /etc/sysconfig/dhcpd
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
dhcpd can take a number of command line options the most useful of which is
the interface you want it to listen on. At present the only way to
specify any options is to edit /etc/init.d/dhcpd which is not desirable.
The patch included modifies /etc/init.d/dhcpd to source
/etc/sysconfig/dhcpd and set command line arguments accordingly. Also
included is a sample dhcpd sysconfig file.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Not applicable
Created attachment 18710 [details]
Patch to add sysconfig configuration to dhcpd startup
Bugzilla didn't let me add the second attachment which was supposed to be the
example sysconfig file. Here it is (entries should be self explanatory):
Shouldn't the install of dhcp also include a dhcp.conf file in /etc
or /etc/dhcp/? What happens if you upgrade does it keep the current? Wouldn't
it also need to add the default as .rpmnew or .rpmsave but do it in one of the
above directories or in a nice easy location instead of hunting it down and
having to edit /etc/init.d/dhcpd to reflect that?
I haven't used it myself but always asked where it is but could never find it.
Reporter: One way to add another attachment is to GO BACK to the bug page. Right
above the comments field is the 'Attachments' menu.
It would be nice if, as part of the post install script, the RPM would touch the
dhcpd.leases file, so that if there isn't one, it will be created. The
documentation with the package does not indicate that you have to create the
file, and if you are upgrading from an older version, the location changed. So
you can go from a working dhcpd setup to a broken setup by doing an upgrade.
The same /etc/dhcpd.conf file will work.
The dhcp-3.0-2 package in rawhide (and in fact earlier dhcp packages) allow you
to specify DHCPDARGS=... in /etc/sysconfig/dhcpd, so you can pass as many args
as you like without having to add support for them to the initscript. I think
this meets your requirement....
There is no /etc/dhcp.conf by default because configuration is absolutely
required for the daemon to be of any use.