DHCP authoritative

  • hi,
    is there a way to disable the option : DHCP authoritative ?


  • No. Why do you want to disable it?

  • Nevermind the question, just saw your other thread. There may be some situations where it's desirable to not have authoritative, I'll see what Scott thinks.

  • Scott said he'd implement it as a hidden config.xml option in RELENG_1. That means it'll make 1.3 release, not 1.2 because 1.2 is feature frozen.


  • Implemented.  Will show up in 1.3 Alphas a bit after we release 1.2.

    But in the meantime, here is how you could enable the option for lan (substitute for the interface optx to opt1, lan, opt2, etc).

    *** Welcome to pfSense 1.2-BETA-1-TESTING-SNAPSHOT-04-30-07-pfSense on pfSense ***

    LAN                      ->  ed0    ->
      WAN                      ->  ed1    ->

    pfSense console setup

    0)  Logout (SSH only)
    1)  Assign Interfaces
    2)  Set LAN IP address
    3)  Reset webConfigurator password
    4)  Reset to factory defaults
    5)  Reboot system
    6)  Halt system
    7)  Ping host
    8)  Shell
    9)  PFtop
    10)  Filter Logs
    11)  Restart webConfigurator
    12)  pfSense PHP shell
    13)  Upgrade from console

    Enter an option: 12

    Starting the pfSense shell system…............

    Example commands:


    pfSense shell> multiline

    multiline mode enabled.  enter EOF on a blank line to execute.

    pfSense multiline shell[0]> $config['dhcpd']['lan']['disableauthoritative'] = true;               
    pfSense multiline shell[1]> write_config();
    pfSense multiline shell[2]> print_r($config['dhcpd']['lan']);
    pfSense multiline shell[3]> EOF

        [range] => Array
                [from] =>
                [to] =>

    [disableauthoritative] =>

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