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dhcpsvc.conf(4)			 File Formats		       dhcpsvc.conf(4)

       dhcpsvc.conf - file containing service configuration parameters for the
       DHCP service

       The dhcpsvc.conf	file resides in	directory /etc/inet and	 contains  pa-
       rameters	for specifying Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) ser-
       vice configuration settings, including the type and  location  of  DHCP
       data store used.

       The  description	 of the	dhcpsvc.conf file in this man page is informa-
       tional only. The	preferred method of setting or modifying values	within
       the  dhcpsvc.conf  file	is  by using dhcpconfig(1M) or the dhcpmgr(1M)
       utility.	Do not edit the	dhcpsvc.conf file.

       The dhcpsvc.conf	file format is ASCII; comment  lines  begin  with  the
       crosshatch  (#)	character. Parameters consist of a keyword followed by
       an equals (=) sign followed by the parameter value, of the form:


       The following Keyword and Value parameters are supported:

	     String. automatic or manual. Enables support  of  BOOTP  clients.
	     Default  is  no  BOOTP.  Value  selects  BOOTP address allocation
	     method.  automatic	to support all BOOTP clients, manual  to  sup-
	     port only registered BOOTP	clients. server	mode only parameter.

	     Integer.  Number of seconds the server  will cache	data from data
	     store. Used to improve performance. Default is 10 seconds.	server
	     mode only parameter.

	     Integer.  Container version. Used by DHCP administrative tools to
	     identify which version of the public module is being used to  ad-
	     minister the data store. CONVER should not	be changed manually.

	     TRUE/FALSE.  If  TRUE, the	DHCP daemon can	be run.	If FALSE, DHCP
	     daemon process will exit immediately if the  daemon  is  started.
	     Default is	TRUE. Generic parameter.

	     String.  Defines  name  service  domain  that DHCP	administration
	     tools  use	 when  managing	 the  hosts  table.  Valid  only  when
	     HOSTS_RESOURCE is set to nisplus or dns.

	     String.  Defines what name	service	resource should	be used	by the
	     DHCP administration tools when managing the hosts table.  Current
	     valid values are files, nisplus, and dns.

	     TRUE/FALSE.  Toggles ICMP echo verification of IP	addresses. De-
	     fault is TRUE. server mode	only parameter.

	     String. Comma-separated list of interface	names  to  listen  to.
	     Generic parameter.

	     Integer. Local facility number (0-7 inclusive) to log DHCP	events
	     to. Default is not	to log transactions. Generic parameter.

	     Integer. Number of	seconds	before OFFER cache timeouts occur. De-
	     fault is 10  seconds. server mode only parameter.

       PATH  Path  to  DHCP data tables	within the data	store specified	by the
	     RESOURCE parameter. The value of the PATH keyword is specific  to
	     the RESOURCE.

	     String. Comma-separated list of host names	and/or IP addresses of
	     relay destinations. relay mode only parameter.

	     Integer. Max number of BOOTP relay	hops before packet is dropped.
	     Default is	4. Generic parameter.

	     Integer. Number of	minutes	between	automatic dhcptab rescans. De-
	     fault is not to do	rescans. server	mode only parameter.

	     Data store	resource used. Use this	parameter to name  the	public
	     module. See the PATH keyword in dhcp_modules(5).

	     String.  This  might be used for a	database account name or other
	     authentication or authorization parameters	required by a particu-
	     lar data store. dhcp_modules(5).

	     Providers can use the RESOURCE_CONFIG known as configure by spec-
	     ifying an optional	service	provider layer API function:

	     int configure(const char *configp);

	      If this function is defined by the public	module provider, it is
	     called  during  module  load  time	by the private layer, with the
	     contents of the RESOURCE_CONFIG string acquired by	 the  adminis-
	     trative interface (in the case of the dhcpmgr, through the	use of
	     a public module-specific java bean	extending the dhcpmgr to  pro-
	     vide a configuration dialog for this information.

	     server or relay. Selects daemon run mode. Default is server.

	     Integer. The number of seconds a secondary	server will wait for a
	     primary server to	respond					before
	     responding	itself.	Default	is 20 seconds. This is a server
		   mode	only parameter.

	     Integer.  Number  of  minutes to wait for a response from the DNS
	     server before timing out. If this parameter is present, the  DHCP
	     daemon  will  update DNS on behalf	of DHCP	clients, and will wait
	     the number	of seconds specified for a response before timing out.
	     You  can use UPDATE_TIMEOUT without specifying a number to	enable
	     DNS updates with the default timeout of 15	seconds. If  this  pa-
	     rameter  is  not present, the DHCP	daemon will not	update DNS for
	     DHCP clients.

	     TRUE/FALSE. Toggles verbose mode, determining  amount  of	status
	     and  error	messages reported by the daemon. Default is FALSE. Set
	     to	TRUE only for debugging. Generic parameter.

       dhcpmgr(1M), in.dhcpd(1M), dhcp(5), dhcp_modules(5)

       System Administration Guide: IP Services

SunOS 5.9			  3 Oct	2001		       dhcpsvc.conf(4)


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