DHCP Options



  • I apologize in advance for my redundancy on this matter.  Looking for as definitive answer that I haven't been able to find.

    Here are my questions:
    1. Are DHCP options coming?
    1a. next full release 1.3
    1b. A package
    1c. what kind of timetable?

    2. Can DHCP options be accommodated through manual script editing know?
    2.a If so how?

    3. Is this/should this be a bounty project?

    Love the product. Keep up the good work



  • I'd also be interested in this.

    I have patched my local pfSense install with the code outlined by billm here: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,1192.msg7038.html#msg7038

    (I need DHCP to provide "option root-path /opt/ltsp/i386" to network-boot edubuntu clients)

    // in /etc/inc/services.inc
    foreach($dhcpifconf['options'] as $optname => $dhcpopt) {
    	$dhcpdconf .= " option {$optname} {$dhcpopt};\n";
    }
    
    
     <options><root-path>/opt/ltsp/i386</root-path></options> 
    

    it would be nice if something like that could make it into the distribution



  • Since some updates to dhcp is being done atm i wonder if there was room for this too  :P

    (I need DHCP to provide "option root-path /opt/ltsp/i386" to network-boot edubuntu clients)

    Code:

    // in /etc/inc/services.inc
    foreach($dhcpifconf['options'] as $optname => $dhcpopt) {
    $dhcpdconf .= " option {$optname} {$dhcpopt};\n";
    }

    Code:

    <options><root-path>/opt/ltsp/i386</root-path></options>

    it would be nice if something like that could make it into the distribution



  • A full fledged multi-subnet every option compatible DHCP server will be coming likely in the 1.3 release.



  • In the meantime have a look at pfsense.trendchiller.com for patched files.



  • When will the 1.3 release come out?



  • 2008



  • @Perry:

    2008

    Please make it clear that this is only a wild guess!

    The official answer would be "when it's ready" and the only sure thing about a release date for 1.3 is: not in 2007.
    There's not even a final 1.2 right now…



  • @cmb:

    A full fledged multi-subnet every option compatible DHCP server will be coming likely in the 1.3 release.

    i was actually going to start a new thread, but i figured my question would be just as appropriate here.

    quoting cmb, would that include being able to provide more granular options to static DHCP assignments?  example:  at my parents house, i have set up the same version pfsense (latest, at time of this post) with an ipsec tunnel back to my place.  my network is fully provisioned with services, their end is just a little "single computer home setup".  when i visit their place, i would prefer to use my DNS server (via the ipsec tunnel), but would like to do so without manually setting it.  a DHCP assignment that also specified my DNS server (rather than the default from the DHCP scope) would be really cool!

    i think it would be really useful to see the full range of options available to set (or leave as default) on the static assignments page, rather than just "what the IP will be".


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