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Dhclient example config file
Posted on 11-03-2005 02:13:00 UTC | Updated on 11-03-2005 02:13:00 UTC
Section: /software/dhclient/ | Permanent Link

This is a quick example of my dhclient configuration file from my OpenBSD machine. I use it on my firewall's external interface. My interface fxp0 is hooked to my cable modem. fxp0 makes a dhcp request (command: dhclient fxp0) and recieves a lease (ip and other info) from my cable provider. The special configuration options are so I can have my own settings merge with the isp's settings well. For example I run my own dns server so I need to prepend my own dns server over the isp's.

# $OpenBSD: dhclient.conf,v 1.1 1998/09/08 20:26:41 marc Exp $
#
# DHCP Client Configuration
#
# See dhclient.conf(5) for possible contents of this file.
# When empty default values are used:
#
# Example:
#
# send dhcp-lease-time 3600;
# send host-name "myhost";
# supersede host-name "myhost";
# supersede domain-name "my.domain";
# request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, time-offset, routers,
#       domain-name, domain-name-servers, host-name, lpr-servers, ntp-servers;
# require subnet-mask, domain-name-servers, routers;
# media "link0 link1", "link0 link1", "link0 link1", "-link0 link1";
initial-interval 1;
supersede domain-name "domain.lan";
send host-name "gateway";
prepend domain-name-servers 192.168.0.1;
request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, routers, domain-name,host-name;

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